Myrtle Dixon of Kenton passed away at home Sunday, March 29, 2009, surrounded by her loving family. She was 86. Services will be Wednesday April 1 at 11 a.m., in the Kenton United Methodist Church, West Commerce Street (Route 42), Kenton, where friends may call one hour prior to the services. Friends may also call Tuesday evening from 6 to 9 p.m., in the Faries Funeral Chapel, 29 South Main Street, Smyrna. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden.
Myrtle Dixon of Kenton passed away at home Sunday, March 29, 2009, surrounded by her loving family. She was 86.
Mrs. Dixon was born December 16, 1922 in Henderson, Maryland the daughter of the late Lillyiard and Mary Elizabeth Tomlinson Jones.
She owned and operated the family dairy farm (Dixon Farms of Kenton) with her late husband, Samuel Dixon Jr., who passed away in 2004.
Mrs. Dixon was a member of the Kenton United Methodist Church where she was active in the United Methodist Women and was a past Sunday School Teacher.
She was a member of the Delaware Farm Bureau, the Delaware Holstein Association, a former board member of the F.H.A, and a 4-H Leader of Chestnut Grove 4-H Club.
Mr. and Mrs. Dixon were active in the Delaware State Fair where they were recognized with Distinguished Honors for their over 50 years of support.
Her favorite pastime was watching and supporting her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren in every sport and activity they participated in. She was a lifelong supporter of Smyrna High School athletics, and sometimes had to go to several different fields on the same day to watch her family play. Mrs. Dixon was also an avid Phillies and Redskins fan.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Dixon was preceded in death by a grandson, Kenny Warren; five sisters, Delsie Forbes, Elva Pickering, Elizabeth Ennis, Jeanette Virdin, and Susan McGinnis, and two brothers, Paul and James Jones.
She is survived by her children, Judy Cook of Kenton, Betty Caldwell and her husband Daniel of Lewes, Lillian Warren and her husband Elmer of Kenton, Samuel Dixon III and his wife Patricia of Kenton, Edna Givens and her husband James of Smyrna, and Marty Dixon and his wife Marcia also of Kenton; her grandchildren, Allen Cook III, Dale Cook and his wife Debbie, Shawn Cook and his wife Stacy, D. Steven Caldwell and his wife Laura, M. Dwayne Caldwell and his wife Sherrie, M. Wade Caldwell and his wife Kellie, Cheryl Vest and her husband Steve, Deborah Crothers and her husband Anthony, Kevin Warren, George Dixon, Samuel Dixon IV and his wife Nicole, Randall Dixon, Nicole Brittingham and her husband Sam, Danielle Hopp and her husband Mathew, Brittany Dixon and her fiancé Matthew Fuchs, and Brooke Dixon; and her great-grandchildren, Courtney, Jarrett, Brendan, Cassidy and Kenley Cook, Andrew, Ethan, Jake, MacKenzie, Jackson, Owen, and Madison Caldwell, Dustin Warren, Dylan and Dalton Leager, Kennedy, Blake, and Camryn Crothers, McKenna Myrtle Vest, Jayden and Payton Dixon, and Sammy and Taylor Brittingham; and her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Edna and Donald Vaughn, Richard Dixon, Ruth Ann and Roy Kemp, Beulah and Joe Penuel, Virginia Dixon; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Services will be Wednesday April 1 at 11 a.m., in the Kenton United Methodist Church, West Commerce Street (Route 42), Kenton, where friends may call one hour prior to the services.
Friends may also call Tuesday evening from 6 to 9 p.m., in the Faries Funeral Chapel, 29 South Main Street, Smyrna. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Kenton United Methodist Church, PO Box 188, Kenton, DE 19955 or to the Delaware Holstein Association, 1676 Drapers Corner Road, Harrington, DE 19952.
Letters of condolence may be sent by visiting www.fariesfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by Faries Funeral Directors and Crematorium, 29 South Main Street, Smyrna.