May 13, 1960 ~ October 1, 2019

Born in: Monticello, Indiana
Resided in: Fortville, Indiana

Nyla K Dunning, 59, of Fortville, IN passed away on October 1, 2019. She was born May 13, 1960 in Monticello, IN to Gene and Roberta (Mendenhall) Staples.

She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Nyla is survived by her husband, James Dunning; daughters, Shauna Mendenhall (Jonathan), Ashley Earlywine (David), and son Joshua Neer; mother, Roberta Staples; siblings, David Mendenhall, Rita Osborn (Trellon), James Mendenhall (Tammy), Holly Couse (Jeffrey), and Carl Mathis; grandchildren, Autumn Pfleging, Brookelyn Pfleging, Chloe Pfleging, Paije Siegel, Dylan Willis, Sierra Willis, Kaden Monka, Emalie Earlywine, and Mariska Neer; great granddaughter Violet Garland; along with many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her father, Gene Mendenhall.

You are gone too soon, Nyla K. Although we knew this time would come, we weren’t ready for it, and never will be. You will live on in each memory we share and each beautiful smile you graced us with.

Public visitation 12pm – 2pm on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services 5215 Shadeland Ave, Lawrence IN 46226. Burial to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Indianapolis, IN.


Visitation: October 10, 2019 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Legacy - Lawrence
5215 N Shadeland Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46226

Graveside Service: October 10, 2019 2:30 pm

Memorial Park Cemetery
9350 E. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46229

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  1. “Mom” & Carl,
    Peter and I were so sad to hear of the passing of Nyla. It seemed it all happened so quickly. We hope you will hold tight to all the wonderful memories you made with Nyla. Remember she is with you every day
    Love and sympathy,
    Peter and Mindy

  2. We will miss you always Aunt Nyla. So many things remind me of you. You had such a strong presence in my upbringing and I’m forever grateful for your love. You are missed dearly but I’m so relived you aren’t suffering anymore. We love you the most, Turkey. ❤️

  3. I’m so sorry that I cannot be there for you in this time if need. I am continually sending prayers for you all. May momma Nyla Rest In Peace and pain free. I love you

  4. Amanda lindsey
    This world wont be the same wothout u nyla. I know u kids (shauna, ashley, and josh. I know its hard losing a parent and nothing i can say will make it better, so just remember she isnt in pain anymore and she will be with u forever.

  5. I love you so very much mom! I still can’t believe you are gone. It hurts so bad, but I am thankful that you are not hurting and suffering anymore. Thank you for always being there for me when you could and being my very first bestfriend. I love you always and forever and think of you everyday. I love you so very much my beautiful angel!

  6. I will miss you everyday of my life and never forget the memories we shared the ups and downs, the look you gave when I did something wrong and never forget how no matter what the circumstances where you where always there for me , to listen as I cried and I won’t forget how kind and caring you are and how much you held us together you could turn something outta nothing,.. I love you Nyla Dunning ( mom) untill we see each other again ,

  7. Oh dear sis, or my little Giddy-It is hard to say goodbye!! You left us all beautiful memories that will forever be in our hearts. You put up a good fight right to the end, but now there is no more pain or suffering. Go Rest In Peace and know you will forever be loved and missed!!

  8. Marialina Alchin (
    We had so much fun in high school. We were still good friends when we got together again. We had a little bad time but it all came out wonderful. The last time I seen you, you and Jim spent the night. We all had a super good time. Love you Precious woman. Heaven has another Angel @💖💞💕❤

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