Celebrating Margaret Dunning 1910-2015
May 19, 2015 PLYMOUTH VOICE.
Plymouth Michigan News.
Philanthropist, businesswoman and respected resident Margaret Dunning died on Sunday while visiting Santa Barbara, California after suffering injuries in an accidental fall. She was 104.
Dunning who lived on Penniman Ave for nearly nine decades was involved in many community projects in Plymouth.
She was a celebrity of sorts within the antique car show circuit, where she drove up until this year with her beloved 1930 Packard Straight Eight 740 convertible.
Dunning purchased Goldstein’s Apparel on Main in 1947 and renamed the store Dunning’s. In 1950 she moved Dunning’s Department Store to Forest Avenue where E.G. Nicks restaurant stands today.
In 1971 she donated more than $100,000 to the Plymouth Historical Society toward the building of the Plymouth Historical Museum, and later donated $1 million for a museum addition. She and her mother were instrumental in building the Dunning-Hough Library.
Funeral services by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home in Plymouth are incomplete.