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Wanda Jean Dixon, 89, of Indianapolis, Indiana, formerly of North Vernon, Indiana, passed away at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, January 24, 2014, at Franciscan St. Francis Health in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Mrs. Dixon was born on March 17, 1924, in Nebraska, Indiana, the daughter of George A. and Alma Grinstead Pearcy. She married Edward Richard Dixon on May 10, 1947, in Jeffersonville, Indiana. He preceded her in death on February 15, 2009.

Mrs. Dixon was the office manager for Hanson Aggregates (stone quarry) in North Vernon, Indiana, for 46 years. She was a 1942 graduate of North Vernon High School. She volunteered as a Guild Lady for St. Vincent Jennings Hospital, was a 70-year member of the North Vernon Chapter No. 183, Order of the Eastern Star, a charter member of Delta Theta Tau Sorority, and a member of Smiling Senior Citizens and the First Baptist Church in North Vernon. She was a former member of North Vernon Lions Club and a past board member of the North Vernon Assembly Rainbow for Girls. She enjoyed reading and watching television and was a Pacers basketball fan.

She is survived by a son, Clayton Joseph (Jackie) Dixon of Wichita, Kansas; a daughter, Kimberly Jo Eder of Indianapolis, Indiana; one brother, Verl (Doris) Pearcy of Scottsburg, Indiana; five grandchildren, Heather ReNae (Jeremy) Fowler of Boone, North Carolina, Emmy Lyn (Marc) Murphy of Augusta, Kansas, Jason David (Tracy) Eder of Fishers, Indiana, Benjamin Edward Eder and Kathleen Michelle (Mike) Mollenhoff, both of North Vernon, Indiana; and twelve great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 31, 2014, at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon, Indiana, with Bob Ochs officiating. Friends may call at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services on Thursday, January 30, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. An Eastern Star service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday by members of North Vernon Chapter No. 183, O.E.S. Burial will be in the Vernon Cemetery in Vernon, Indiana.

Memorials may be made through the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services to St. Mary’s Catholic School Library.

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