- Local Guide
Doris Irene Dixon, 86, Sykesville, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at her residence.
She was born Aug. 5, 1925,in Sykesville, a daughter of the late John B. and Annie (Hughes) Morgan.
April 17, 1941, she married Richard Franklin Dixon, who preceded her in death Nov. 23, 1978.
Mrs. Dixon was a homemaker and enjoyed fishing, cooking and baking.Â She taught her grandchildren how to cook and bake.Â She loved to spend time with her family, and was also a loyal Pirates fan.
Surviving relatives include three sons, Donald Dixon and wife Mona of Punxsutawney, Dale Dixon and wife Jane of Sykesville, and Terry Dixon and wife Denise of Sykesville; two daughters, Kathy Yohe and husband Cliff of Big Run, and June Valimont of Brockway; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, John Paul Morgan and Lawrence Morgan; a sister, Ruth Wagaman; and an infant sister, Margaret Morgan.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at the Brenda D. Shumaker Funeral Home Inc., Big Run.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at the funeral home with Pastor Lance Tucker officiating.
Interment will be at Sykesville Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to DRMC Hospice, 100 Hospital Ave., DuBois, Pa. 15801.
Online condolences may be sent to www.shumakerfh.com.