Obituary: Betty J. Dixon

Betty J. Dixon, 90, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, at the Greenhouse of Asbury Park in Newton.

She was born on Jan. 6, 1925, in Newton, the daughter of James and Flossie Howard Gillmartin. Betty attended Newton schools, graduating from Newton High School in 1943. She went to work for Southwestern Bell Telephone.

She married Delmar Leon Dixon on May 1, 1947, in Newton. After her sons were raised, Betty went to work at the ALCO Store and Ardison Interiors in Newton. They moved to Moundridge in 1973. There, she worked as a waitress at the Country Kitchen for many years. Betty enjoyed being a volunteer at the Pine Village Nursing Home in Moundridge. She moved to Asbury Park in Newton in August 2015.

Betty was an avid bowler and golfer, and she shot a hole in one at Echo Hills Golf Course. She loved to spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She had been attending the Hopefield Mennonite Church in Moundridge.

Survivors include her two sons Jesse Dixon of the home in Moundridge, and James Dixon and his wife Sue of Sedgwick; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Leon on Feb. 18, 1990; and sister Vera Mae Rueckert.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home in Newton. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m.

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Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home in Newton.

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