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Millie ‘Granny’ Dixon

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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 5:34 pm

Millie “Granny” Dixon, 89, of Parsons passed away at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin.

She was born on Jan. 15, 1930, in Parsons to Richard and Edna (Malone) Conley. As a young girl, she grew up and attended schools in Parsons. Her family later moved to Leavenworth.

In 1960, Millie returned to Parsons and worked as a cook at Matthewson Hotel and later at Parsonian Hotel.

She married Charles L. Dixon II. The couple later divorced.

Millie was a proud member of Hamilton Chapel United Methodist Church. She enjoyed cooking, watching westerns and Al Green, working crossword puzzles and collecting stuffed animals. Her greatest joy came from helping raise her grandchildren and caring for many kids in the community. 

Survivors include five sons, Charles Dixon III and his wife, Ginny, Edward Dixon, William Dixon, all of Parsons, Dwayne Dixon and his wife, Barbie, of Garland, Texas, and Richard Dixon and his wife, Cheryl, of Sperry, Oklahoma; four daughters, Yvonne Dixon of Parsons, Vanessa Richard and her husband, Elgie, Deborah Holloway and her husband, Cliff, all of Topeka, and Victoria Dixon of Parsons; 23 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Russell “Wee” Conley; two sisters, Pauline Green and Evelyn Smith; a grandson, Christopher Dixon; a daughter-in-law, Dani Dixon; and two great-grandchildren, Thomekah and Shade’ Mayhue.

The service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home. 

Memorials are suggested to Hamilton Chapel and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, KS 67357.

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