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Obituaries

Obituaries

Barbara "Babs" Dixon 1928 - 2007 Lawrence

Memorial services for Barbara "Babs" Dixon, 78, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.Mrs. Dixon died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.She was born Aug. 15, 1928, in Ponca City, Okla., the daughter of Dick and Alma Beck.Mrs. Dixon was a homemaker. She and her husband spearheaded the Fire Plug paintings of soldiers during the U.S. bicentennial in 1976.She married Sam V. Dixon on March 12, 1949, in Ponca City, Okla. He survives, of the home.Other survivors include two sons, Bruce Dixon, Lawrence, and Mark Dixon, Baldwin City; a daughter, Karen Dixon, Lawrence; and special friends, Barbara Collins, Theresa Schmitt and Jesse.Mrs. Dixon was preceded in death by an infant son, John Dixon, in 1953.The family will receive friends at the funeral home after the services.The family suggests memorials to St. John Catholic School or the Lawrence Humane Society, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.rumsey-yost.com">www.rumsey-yost.com</a>.