Mary Dunlap

Mary Ransdell Dunlap

Wednesday, December 8th, 1954 - Friday, April 24th, 2020
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In Loving Memory of
Mary Ransdell Dunlap

Mary Ransdell Dunlap, 65, passed away peacefully on April 24, 2020 with her family by her side.

Mary was born on December 8, 1954 in Louisville, Ky to Tom and Mildred (Kleine-Kracht) Ransdell. She graduated from Murray State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1976. While at Murray State, she met her loving husband, Paul Wayne Dunlap, and the two were married at St. Agnes Catholic Church on May 22, 1976. Together they raised a son and two daughters. A devoted Military wife, teacher, and loving mother, Mary spent most of her adult life moving around the world with her husband and family. Admired for her dedication, compassion, warmth, and fair mindedness, Mary loved creative pursuits, smiles and hugs, and being with her family. No matter where the family moved through their lives, Mary’s love for her parents, siblings, and Louisville never waned.

Mary is survived by her beloved husband, Paul Dunlap; her son, Christopher Dunlap (Virginia); her two daughters, Jennifer Hall (Nick) and Amber Peter (Bru); three grandchildren, Abram Hall, Milo Hall and Breuer Peter; her mother, Mildred Ransdell; her six siblings, Terry Miller (Greg), Thomas Ransdell (Davie), Jean Johnson (Ken), Angela Traylor (Tony), Linda Ryan (Bill), Rick Ransdell (Jody); and numerous nieces and nephews.

Throughout Mary’s battle with Early-Onset Alzheimer's there was still much joy, but she is now at peace. The family would like to extend the warmest thanks for the support and prayers over the course of her illness.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to be made in Mary Dunlap's honor to St. Joseph's Children's Home.

At her request, no service will be held.
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    Calvary Cemetery
    1600 Newburg Rd.
    LOUISVILLE, KY 40205
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Jim/Mary Kohler

Posted at 02:12pm
Mary, Amber, Mary Kohler, JC, and Becky
Kentucky May 1988

Jim/Mary Kohler

Posted at 02:10pm
Paul, Mary, Chris, and Jennifer
June 1981

Jim/Mary Kohler

Posted at 02:08pm
Dunlap family in San Antonio Spring 1983


Posted at 02:16am
I’m so sad to hear of your loss, may our Lord be with you during this time of pain. My name is Judy and I was good friends with Mary during our 7th and 8th grade years at St Agnes. I’ve thought of Mary many times over the years as she had a pure heart no one who knew her could ever forget.

Nan Tafel

Posted at 01:22pm
Mary was always such a pretty, kind girl at St. Agnes (where we were classmates), with a beautiful smile. So saddened to learn of her illness and passing. Know that we are holding the family in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. Nanette Cody Tafel

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