Claire M. Dixon
Of Mt. Vernon Died
At Age 82
Dr. Claire M. Dixon, 82, 1822 Richview Road, died 2 a.m. Sept. 7, 1989,
at Jeffersonian Nursing Home.
Dr. Dixon was a medical doctor for 44 years until retirement in 1977.
He was born March 14, 1907, in Sims, a son of Dr. James E. and Mattie (Blanchard) Dixon,
Sept. 8, 1934, in East St. Louis, he married Lucille A. (Monty) Montane.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Park Avenue Baptist Church with the
Revs. Wayne Carter and Everett Lemay officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.
Friends may call after 5 p.m. Friday at Hughey Funeral Home and after 9:30 a.m.
Saturday at the church.
In addition to his wife, Dr. Dixon is survived by two daughters, Monty L. Dixon of
Belleville and Mrs. Charlotte Sbalchiero of Belleville; two brothers, Blanchard Dixon
and wife, Margaret, of Bayfield, Colo., and Glenn Dixon and wife, Ema, of Arlington, Texas;
one sister-in-law, Mrs. Alfhild (Matty) Dixon of Fairfield; and two granddaughters,
Jane Sbalchiero and Sally Sbalchiero.
Dr. Dixon was a member of Park Avenue Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, taught
Sunday School and sang in the choir for many years. He was a member of Jefferson-Hamilton
Counties Medical Society and the American Medical Society. He graduated from Fairfield High School
and the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. Dr. Dixon was a World War II
Army Air Corp veteran.
Dr. Dixon was preceded in death by his parents; one brother Russell Dixon; and one sister,
Memorials may be made to Park Avenue Baptist Church and will be ac-
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Source: Probably the Mount Vernon Register News
Date: Sept. 7, 1989
Submitted by: Cindy Ford
Transcribed By: Ann Evans