Dixie Conner, age 88, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Sunday, October 28, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Society in Canton, South Dakota.
A memorial service will be 11:00 AM on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at First United Methodist Church in Yankton with Reverend Ron Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Yankton. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the memorial service on Thursday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton.
Dixie Conner was born November 10, 1929, in Nowata, Oklahoma to Charles and Hazel (Workman) Freeman. She attended country school from 1st through the 8th grade with the same teacher, and graduated from Nowata High School in 1946 at the age of 16. She then worked for Phillips Oil Company in Bartlesville, Oklahoma for several years. Dixie attended Northeastern A&M in Miami, Oklahoma and married Argyll Conner on May 1, 1948 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They moved to Camp Pendleton, California where Argyll was stationed, moved back to Oklahoma, then lived in several Midwest cities before finally settling in Yankton in 1966. Dixie worked at the Human Services Center in the accounting department until her retirement in 1992.
Dixie had a strong but quiet faith and was member of First United Methodist Church in Yankton. She enjoyed baking, gardening, playing scrabble but mostly enjoyed spending time with her family. Dixie loved her family more than anything and enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren. She was a strong, hard working woman who always put the needs of others before her own. She lived life to the fullest and made the most of the time she was given.
Survivors include her three children: Colin (Jeanne) Conner of Canton, South Dakota; Becky Kirchen of Tea, South Dakota; Connie Regalado of Yankton, South Dakota; five grandchildren: Bryan (Becca) Conner, Rachel Conner, Evan "Kelly" Kirchen, Rebecca Pearman and Rosa Regalado; two great grandchildren; two sisters: Peggy White and Beverly LeBlanc as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Argyll; two brothers, John and Charles Freeman and three sisters: Louise Brown, Phyllis Utter, and Delores Parrish
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My sympathies go out to Becky and family on the loss of Dixie. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Praying that God comfort and support all of Dixie's family and friends with the consoling peace described at Philippians 4:7, "And the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds." May this peace bring back wonderful memories of Dixie to help comfort and warm your hearts.
With Sincere condolences,
It has been our honor and privilege to care for Dixie. Thank you for allowing us to care and love on them. We hope you are finding peace and rest during this new transition.
AseraCare Hospice Team
Becky and Connie, it has been a long time since I've seen you. Connie might not even remember me. Sorry for your loss. May God's Peace surround you.
I spent a lot of time with Dixie when I was younger, as her grand-daughter Rosa and I were very close. I remember Dixie making me lunches, bringing me places, and everything in-between. she was a wonderful lady and I am so sorry for the families loss.
Jennifer (Lockwood) Metheny & family.
You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mother. She was a dear lady and will be missed. hang on to the great memories.
Your mom was one of the best!!! Always so accepting of who a person is. I remember her great sense of humor and her kindness. Iâ€™m sure she left you all with some great memories!! Best wishes to you all!!!
Julie (Halverson) White
I enjoyed knowing your mother for many years. I cared for her at the dental office. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
So sad to lose this dear lady. She always had such a warm greeting & smile whenever I saw her. I was honored to get to spend time with her in the kitchen at church for Soup Kitchen days. My sincere sympathies to the family.
Becky and family, so sorry to hear about your mom. She was such a patient lady..with all of our shenanigans at your house when we were in high school...hugs to you.
Sharon Wood (Petersen)
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