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Margarette Louise Curtit

Margarette "Dixie" Louise Curtit, age 83 of Breese, IL and formerly of Linn, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2012 at the Villas of St. James in Breese.

Dixie was born July 25, 1928 in Wichita Falls, TX, a daughter of the late Samuel and Maude (Williams) Fowler.

Dixie was a 1947 graduate of Linn High School.

On July 14, 1947 Dixie was united in marriage to Billy Curtit in Oklahoma City, OK. He preceded her in death in 1997.

Dixie was a homemaker and a member of the St. John's United Methodist Church in Linn and was a former member of VFW Post 4756 Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed cooking, fishing, crafts, traveling and visiting with family and friends.

Survivors include: one son, Michael Keith Curtit and his wife Karen of Holts Summit; three daughters, Jean Louise Curtit and her husband Robert Voss of Jefferson City, Jo Ann and her husband Duane Scott of Breese, IL., and Barbara Gail and her husband Alton Ryals of Kingwood, TX., 8 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, Dixie was preceded in death by an infant son, Sam and four brothers, Jim, Jerry, Bill and Don Fowler.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 9, 2012 at Morton Chapel in Linn.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at Morton Chapel in Linn with Rev. John Swatosh officiating. Interment will follow in Linn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Heart Association.

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We loved having Dixie as a neighbor.....someone always so happy, one with lots of pep, lots of interests, and always on the go. We know this is a time for reflection of her life, so we will remember all the good times we shared.

James and Joyce Symmonds Apr 12 2012 12:00 AM

Jean, I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of Ms Dixie. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!

Kim Hardin Apr 9 2012 12:00 AM

Jean and family, Our sincere heartfelt sorrow for your loss of your mother. You are in our hearts and prayers. Kathy, Ralph & Ashley Hentges

Kathy Hentges Apr 7 2012 12:00 AM

We regret we will not be able to attend the services for Dixie and send our deepest sympathy to our family and friends who will be going through the tough time that lies ahead. Each of you is in our thoughts and prayers. -The Honeycutts

Jeff and Kendra Honeycutt Apr 7 2012 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Dixie was a wonderful neighbor and a very special lady. My sympathy to the family.

Rhonda Phillips Apr 6 2012 12:00 AM