Rush County, Indiana
Genealogy and History
a small part of the INGENWEB and USGENWEB Projects
Shirley Ann Dixon, 61, of Rushville, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at W.S. Major Hospital in Shelbyville. Born Aug. 2, 1942, in Brookville, she was the daughter of Opal and America (Lovins) Thompson, both deceased. She married James E. Dixon on April 6, 1962; he preceded her in death. Mrs. Dixon was a homemaker, and a member of First Southern Baptist Church in Rushville. Survivors include two daughters, Paula (Mrs. Donald) Girdler of Shelbyville and Loretta (Mrs. Shane) Ritter of Rushville; two sons, Danny Dixon (and wife Janet) and Jamie Dixon (and wife Angie), both of Rushville; four sisters, Loretta (Mrs. Walker) Halcomb of Knightstown, Dorothy (Mrs. Denver) Reese of Connersville, and Ruby (Mrs. Charles) Denham and Phyllis (Mrs. Robert) Jacobs, both of Rushville; 17 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Besides her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two brothers and a grandson. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service in Shelbyville, with the Rev. Kenneth Bates and the Rev. Travis Girdler officiating. Burial will follow in Hopewell Cemetery in Milroy. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Lewisville Presbyterian Church.