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Shirley Dixon, 82, of Marion, Iowa and former resident of Bloomfield, Iowa passed away with her children by her side on January 27, 2018 at the Linn Manor Care Center in Marion. She was born December 26, 1935 in Cottonport, Louisiana to James E. and Ellen Elizabeth Wallace Savage. She Married E.D. Dixon on February 13, 1954 in Mississippi. The couple had two children, Mary and Don. Years later they divorced.

Shirley owned and operated the Kopper Kettle Restaurant on the Bloomfield Square for many years and retired from the Senior Citizens Center where she worked as a cook. She had a passion for cooking and spent her career doing what she loved. While not working, Shirley enjoyed traveling, camping, and spending time with her children. She attended the Mark Baptist Church and later the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Bloomfield.

She is survived by E.D. Dixon of Vinton, Iowa; daughter, Mary (Gerald) Offill of Vinton; son, Don Dixon of Miles, Iowa; two grandchildren, Lana (Dustin) Robison of Atkins, Iowa, Lydia Offill of Vinton; five great-grandchildren, Gage, Greta, Cole, Layla, Brooks; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and seven siblings, Allan, Donald, Marion, Audrey, Rose, Vervie, Ethyl.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Pastor Tom Shipley officiating. Burial will be at the IOOF Cemetery in Bloomfield. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday with the family present to greet friends from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials have been established to the Alzheimers Association and the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Bloomfield. Online condolences may be directed to www.waglerfuneralhome.com.
Published on January 29, 2018
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