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Shirley Jane Rudd Dixon, age 91, passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Greeley County Long Term Care in Tribune, Kansas. Shirley was born July 23, 1926 in Belpre, Kansas, the daughter of Herbert Ernest & Mayrella Windhorst Rudd. Shirley moved with her family in 1937 to Tribune, Kansas. She was a 1944 graduate of Greeley County High School and a 1948 graduate of Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas earning a Bachelor of Science degree. It was in Ottawa that she met Vee Dixon, her husband of 63 years. Vee and Shirley were married on June 15, 1948 in Tribune.
Following Vee’s Graduation from Washburn Law School, they returned to Tribune, where they lived the rest of their lives. She was a math teacher, abstractor, and homemaker. Shirley was a member of the First Presbyterian Church as well as a Sunday school teacher and Church organist. Shirley was an active member in Presbyterian Women, and many church activities. She was also active in E.H.U., Progressive Club and served as a leader for both Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Vee, her parents and two sisters, Ruhe Pringle and Pat Jackson.
Shirley’s surviving family includes:
Jane Ellen Dixon Scarffe Lawrence, Kansas
Wade Masterson & Kerry Dixon Tribune, Kansas
Chris Rudd & Kellee Dixon Tribune, Kansas
Seven Grandchildren, Twelve Great Grandchildren
A celebration of Shirley’ life will take place at a later date at First Presbyterian Church, Tribune.
Memorials may be given to the First Presbyterian Church in Tribune, Kansas in care of Price & Sons Funeral Home
Tribune, Kansas 67879
Condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at priceandsons.com
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