Ida M. Dawson

Ida M. Dawson, 84, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009, at 3:24 p.m. at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

Mrs. Dawson was a homemaker. She was a member of Faith Community Church of God and the Grandmothers Club.

She was born April 16, 1925, in Brookston to Walter R. and Elsie B. Cresse Klepinger. She married David F. Dawson on Feb. 2, 1949, in Lafayette. Her husband preceded her in death on June 19, 1984.

Survivors include a son, David Dean (Sherry) Dawson, of Perry, GA; six daughters, Karen Allen, of Columbus; Ramona (Geroge) Pera, of Lawrence, MI; Lois (Daniel) Brown, Barbara (Richard) Clark and Janet (Richard) Verellen, all of Huntington; and Becky (Duane) Schwartz, of Sarasota, FL; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A service was held at Faith Community Church, Huntington, on Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, with Rev. Stephen Stull officiating. Burial followed at Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Huntington County.

Casketbearers were George Pera, Daniel Brown, Michael Ott II, Eric Allen, George Pera II, Gary Smith, Aaron Smith, Scott Dawson, Seth Dawson and Jason DeGroot. Honorary casektbearers were Richard Lee, Ed Chandler, David Pera and Dirk Ott.

Preferred memorials are gifts to the family in care of Deal-Rice Funeral Home, 338 E. Washington St., Huntington, IN 46750.

Online condolences may be sent through www.dealricefuneralhomes.com.