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.