Friday, Jan. 11, 2013

Clara Virginia Dixon, 88, passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Morton Terrace Nursing Home in Morton, Ill.

Clara was born in Madison County, Ill., on Oct. 17, 1924, to Charles F. and Etta Mae (Flick) Kaiser. She married Marion Harold Dixon on March 2, 1945, in Golconda, Ill.

Clara was a homemaker, raised four children and attended Grace Evangelical Mennonite Church in Morton, Ill. She was an animal and music lover.

Clara had resided with her son, Mark, in East Peoria since 2000.

 She is survived by three sons, Daniel (Elena) of Goodyear, Ariz., Deral (Susan) of Creve Coeur, Ill., and Mark (Sharon) of East Peoria, Ill.; brother-in-law, Wilbur Dixon of Golconda, Ill.; three cousins, Doris Robbs, Melba Boston and Kenneth Flick; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 Clara was preceded in death by her husband, Marion, in 1979; daughter, Linda Sue Dixon, in 2007; brother, Charles Kaiser, in 2010; and sister, Yetta Mae Duncan in 2006.

 Funeral service were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Aly Funeral Home in Golconda, Ill., with the Rev. Lee Duncan officiating. Burial was at Waltersburg Cemetery in Golconda, Ill. The visitation was from 1 p.m. until the time of service Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013.

 Thank you to Morton Terrace for the wonderful care given to our mother. Thank you to Knapp Johnson Funeral Home and Aly Funeral Home.