Louise (Dunning) Rymer, of Providence, R.I, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 24, 2024 at the age of 93. She was the wife of the late William W. Rymer.
Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, the only child of the late Lehman H. Dunning and Emma (Abel) Dunning, Louise graduated from Shortridge High School in Indianapolis in 1948, before heading east to earn a bachelor’s degree in English from Wellesley College and a master’s degree in education from Tufts University.
In addition to taking care of her family, Louise was an avid bridge player and an active member of both The Handicraft Club and The Pottery and Porcelain Club. She also participated for many years on the board of the Providence Animal Rescue League. Louise was a member of the Hope Club and Agawam Hunt Club, and was a congregant at St. Martin's Church, where she also taught church school to elementary school age children.
Louise is survived by her two daughters, Caroline R. Elliott and her husband Glendon M. Elliott of Jamestown, and Emma R. Roberts and her husband T. Williams Roberts of Palm Beach, Florida, and three granddaughters, Margaret, Caroline and Frances Elliott.
Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Providence Animal Rescue League, 34 Elbow Street, Providence, RI 02903.
To send flowers or plant a tree in memory of Louise D. Rymer, visit the Tribute Store.