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Posted on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 1:11 pm

Graveside services for Mary K. Dixon, of Sun City, Ariz., were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at the Elsberry City Cemetery near Elsberry.  Rev. Paul Garven, pastor of Elsberry United Methodist Church,  officiated.
Mrs. Dixon, 96, passed away Sunday night, Aug. 24, 2014 at Sun Valley Lodge in Sun City, Ariz.  Born March 13, 1918 in the Lincoln County community of Davis, she was the daughter of Oscar R. and Nellie A. Norton Guinn.  Mary was a 1935 graduate of Paynesville High School.  She was united in marriage on Aug. 28, 1950 in Arkansas to Jesse G. Dixon.  She worked as a credit clerk for Famous-Barr, retiring in 1980 after 14 years.  Mary was an avid gardener, generous to several charitable organizations, and lived her life as a faithful Christian.  She was a former member of Smith Chapel.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Nellie Guinn; one sister, Clara Belle Corum; and her beloved husband of nearly 33 years, Jesse Dixon, who died June of 1983. Survivors include her nephew, Larry Corum and his wife, Susan, of Sun City; other relatives, and friends. Memorials may be made to Smith Chapel in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home, 3838 East Highway 47, P.O. Box 253, Winfield, MO 63389.
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