Hetty Dixon of Winigan, Missouri, passed away Monday, December 13, 2021 at the age of 77.
Hetty was born on November 30, 1944, in rural Hurdland, Missouri at her parent’s home. Hetty was born to Robert (Eyler) White and Helen and Ora Day, she grew up in Hurdland and moved to La Plata her freshman year. Hetty graduated in the La Plata High School class of 1962. In the winter of 1962, Hetty graduated from Kirksville College of Cosmetology. In August of 1964, Hetty married Robert Walker and to this union one daughter was born, Tammy Carmack. In August of 1975 Hetty married Melvin Dixon at the home of Melvin’s parents in Brashear, Missouri. To this union one daughter was born, Viola Dixon. Hetty and Melvin raised a blended family over the years.
Hetty is survived by husband Melvin Dixon Sr. of the home and 6 daughters, Tammy Dixon, Audrey Hatley, Zena Dixon all of the state of Colorado. Shelly (Wesley) Sharp of Clark, Missouri, Tammy (Jeff Crow) Carmack of La Plata, and Viola (Brad Kramer) Dixon of the home. One son Melvin (Mary Clevenger) Dixon Jr. of Milan, Missouri, two brothers; Harold White of Macon, Missouri and Robert White of Kirksville, Missouri, one sister; Regina Haley of Evansville, Indiana, two brothers in law; Ed (Barb) Dixon of Green Castle, Missouri, and Roger (Helen) Dixon of Opp, Alabama, two sister-in-laws; Karen Platz of Kirksville, Mo, and Delores Dixon of Oregon.
Hetty is the proud grandmother of 13 grandchildren; Howard Dixon, Shawn (Sara) Resch, Anthony Dixon, Nikki (Kelly) Piper, Josh (April) Cawdrey, Michael (Misty) Dixon all of Colorado. Drew (Crystal) Sharp, Stacy (Jake) Raps, Lisa (Jose) Dixon, Alexandria (Jeremy) Carmack, McKayla (Kaleb) Walker and Trevor Crow all of Missouri and Robert (Brooke) Carmack. Even though Hetty was proud of her children and grandchildren, but her biggest smiles cam from her 23 great grandchildren; Craig, Marshall, Star, Cindy, Matthew, Ainsely, Kaden, Hannah, Cheyenne (Skyler), Mackenzie, Bethany, Nevaeh, Nathaniel, Jewell, Jose Jr., Esmarelda, Destiny, Illiana, Micheal, Jeremiah, Emmaleigh, Adelynne and Aubrianna and Axton Carmack coming in January, one great-great grandchild Raymon Alvarez.
Hetty had different jobs throughout the years, but you would hear her most likely talking about her time spent at McGraw & Edison and the beauty shop she ran in La Plata behind the bank in the 60’s, working at the University Hospital and Clinics in the 80’s. In 1989 Hetty and Melvin moved to Winigan and would call it home until the time of her death. After moving to Winigan, Hetty worked for Borron Farms take care of turkeys. In 1994 Sanita Borron talked Hetty into opening the local café in Winigan, which is when Country Café was born until 1998. Hetty went to work for ConAgra in Milan in 1998 until they closed in 2002, Hetty then went to work for Preferred Family Health Care until her retirement in 2016.
Hetty is preceded in death by her parents, nephews; Robbie White and Carl David Kennison, great niece, Melissa Kennison, brother-in-laws; Vernon (La Von) Dixon, Junior (Hallie) Dixon, Norman Dixon, Bob Dixon, Jerry Haley and Terry Platz, one sister-in-law and best friend Shirley (Clarence) McKim, and one son in law Jon Hatley.
Hetty enjoyed spending time watching and listening to the St. Louis Cardinals baseball, watching the Kansas City Chiefs and Green Bay Packers football. Hetty would tell people she wasn’t a baseball fan, she was a Cardinals fan. Hetty enjoyed most in life; family, friends and gardening. The most important people in her life where her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A visitation for Hetty was held Thursday evening at Ruschmeier Funeral Home in Green City. A graveside service was Friday December 17, 2021 at Cheesman Cemetery northeast of Winigan, Missouri with Pastor B.J. McAlpin officiating. Pallbearers were: Craig Hill, Jose Gonzalez, Brad Kramer, Jake Raps, Jeremy Shoemaker, and Kaleb Stonecipher.
The family requests in lieu of flowers that you make a donation to Hospice of Northeast Missouri, Cheeseman Cemetery Board, or La Plata High School Class of ’62 in her honor.