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Jul 5 1953

Mrs Grant Dixon, 84, highly respected former resident of Marrs township, died at 4:30 o'clock this morning in Deaconess Hospital in Evansville where she had been since last Friday.    She had been in poor health for the past several years and had been bedfast for four weeks.  Dropsy and a heart ailment was the immediate cause of her death.


The deceased was born and reared in Marrs township but had removed to Evansville 16 years ago to make her home with her daughter, Ms. August Kerchoff, following the death of Mr. Dixon.  She was a devout member of West Franklin Methodist Church for many years and when she removed to Evansville she changed her membership to St. James Church.


Near surviving relatives are five daughters, Mrs. Louis Orth, wife of the Marrs township trustee, Mrs. Kerchoff., Mrs. Alfred Oschman and Mrs. Elmer Thomas of Evansville and Mrs. Ronald Baston of Detroit, Mich; two son, Harry L. Dixon, Flint, Mich; and Major Samuel C. Dixon of Anchorage, Alaska; a number of grandchildren and several great grandchildren.


The body is at the Alexander Funeral Home in Evansville.  Funeral service will be held at the chapel there at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with the minister of St. James Church officiating.  Burial will be in Bellefontaine cemetery at Mt. Vernon.


Originally submitted by Betty Sellers