Anna Magdalene Dixon, 95, of Auburn, IL., passed away from Coronavirus on December 5, 2020, at Sunrise Nursing Home, Virden, IL. Anna was born on May 26, 1925, in Virden, IL., the daughter of John J. Madiar and Mary Mildred Havach who preceded her in death along with all of her siblings. Anna was the seventh of ten children. Anna was preceded in death by her husband Dale W. Dixon on December 2, 1995, whom she had married on September 21, 1946. She was also preceded by Grandson Todd Dixon and Great-Great-Grandson Lincoln McDermand.
She is survived by four children James Dixon and wife Linda of Springfield, IL., Marianne Nave and husband Gordon of Glenarm, IL., Richard Dixon and wife Cindy of Springfield, IL., and Daniel Dixon of Auburn, IL.; five grandchildren Dawn Boyd, Ginger Nave, Dutch Nave, Jessica (Dixon) Hollingworth, Tony Dixon, and four great-grandchildren Kayla (Boyd) Tomczyk, Jordynn (Boyd) McDermand, Gracy Nave, and Issac Nave.
She worked as a waitress in a restaurant in Virden when she was young and after marrying Dale she moved to Auburn and worked at the Auburn Market on the Auburn square. She not only worked as a cashier she also worked in the meat department preparing packages for the customers. She really enjoyed all the customers and that she was able to provide a great service to all the people that came into the store. One of her favorite things to bake was a loaf of fantastic banana bread. The whole family couldn’t wait to get theirs.
Anna was a very loving person and was loved by everyone. She was a great listener. She always paid attention to the people and how they were feeling, even if she didn’t feel the need to talk all the time. That’s one of the things that made her so good at providing us (and everyone she encountered) with love, comfort, and support. She and her husband were joint Boy Scout-masters for over 30 years. They loved the kids that had spent time in Troup 56. She made her home available to them where they all learned many great things. Those kids all became part of the family. There were always boys and girls at the house and they took many fantastic trips around the country with Anna and Dale. One of Anna’s favorite places to camp was in the pine tree area at Siloam Springs State Park. She and Dale also enjoyed making toys in their workshop. She spent many hours crafting these toys so that they could then take them to craft shows to sell or even give away. She enjoyed seeing the children’s faces as they received a toy that she put her love in.
Due to the Coronavirus, a private burial will take place at Auburn Cemetery. The funeral services are being provided by Bramley Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Auburn Boy Scouts c/o Scott Fay, 511 N. 11th Street, Auburn, IL. 62615 or Wimmer Cemetery Association Inc., c/o Jane King, 708 W. Monroe St. Auburn, IL., 62615.
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