July 18, 2011
Deryl F. Dixon, 96, of Mutual, passed away, Monday, July 18, 2011 in Mercy McAuley Center, Urbana.
She was born July 18, 1915 in Lawrence County, Kentucky, the daughter of Elliott Edward and Jennie (Preston) Maynard.
Deryl was a member of the Mechanicsburg Freewill Baptist Church. She was an immaculate house keeper and took great satisfaction from canning her own fruits and vegetables. She loved flowers of any kind; she truly had a green thumb. Deryl enjoyed collecting antique glassware, embroidery and feeding people.
Deryl is survived by her daughters, Rita J. Taylor of Rosedale and Karen Dixon of Urbana, her son, Gale J. (Brenda) Dixon of Mechanicsburg; 6 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, including, a special niece, Pam “Mikki” Blizzard of Marietta, Ohio.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Walter M. Dixon, who died in 2001, her son-in-law, Charles Taylor, her sisters, Dema Taylor and Dorine Abdon and her brothers, Doris G. and Dee Vern Maynard.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com. Memorial contributions would be greatly appreciated in Deryl’s memory to the Caring Kitchen, Miami St., Urbana, Ohio 43078. Services are entrusted to SKILLMAN, MCDONALD & VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Mechanicsburg.