Dixie Pauline Dutro went to heaven on Christmas eve. December 24, 2022. She was a wonderful person, wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She is survived by her husband, Glenn, daughter Sharon (Jim), son Ken (Kelly), grandchildren Jarrod (Ashlee), Libby (Eric), Ryan (Alisa), Kim (Rodney), Shannon (Abbey), Jordan (Mike) and brother Roger Hunt (Judy). Lots of wonderful great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Dixie grew up in Harrisonville, Mo where she lived on a small farm and always reminded us of how she had to feed the pigs and all of her other chores, so her work ethic was good, and she has instilled that in her family. After high school, she would take the bus from Harrisonville to downtown KC to work at Underwood typewriter!
Dixie met Glenn Dutro in 1947 when he got back from WWII. They dated for a couple of years and got married on October 29, 1949. They came back from their honeymoon, broke and had to borrow money to get their new life started! They moved to Lee’s Summit in 1953, and still live there today. They remained married for 73 years.
Dixie worked at the Western Electric plant (then AT&T, then Lucent) in Lee’ Summit for 22 years and retired from there in 1988.
Dixie was always the life of the party and never wanted to leave, telling Glenn “I’m not ready, we just got here” so they stayed until it was over. Once a week, sometimes twice Dixie would have to have her tacos, a couple of baskets of chips and margaritas.
Dixie had a wonderful, long life and I’m sure if you asked her, she would say, “I wouldn’t change a thing”.
We will miss her unconditional love for her family, her laughter and her spirit.
Rest in peace Mom, we all love you.
Visitation will be at 12:30 p.m. with a service at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, December 30, 2022, at Langsford Funeral Home. Burial a Floral Hills East Cemetery.
Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd Street, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
It’s always sad to lose a loved one Heaven got another angel. Our love to you and your family
So sorry for your loss Sharon and family. I still miss mom everyday Dixie was really a sweet person
Dearest Sharon, Glenn, Ken and Family…it is with heartfelt sympathies Bill and I send our love and prayers for comfort during this time of grief. Sharon, we feel blessed to have known your sweet Mom, and I cherish her sense of humor and zest for life. Great memories of going to eat tacos and enjoying a Margarita together, or stopping by the house to say hello. She was loving and kind and I chuckle at her honesty in asking if I’d gained a little weight since I’d last seen her…Love these memories! She will be missed but the memories are always precious. Love you sweet friend.
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet Dixie. She sounds like an incredible woman who loved life. May she rest in the comfort of our Heavenly Father.
Ken and Sharon and family,
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We know she will be missed. ❤️
Sharon, Kenny and Glenn and family
We are so so sorry to learn of the passing of your Momma. She was such a fun and wonderful lady. I always enjoyed visiting with her from days of old. My fondest memories of her telling me “every time Sharon goes out with you, she gets in trouble” when we’re teenagers. Boy if she only knew who the instigator was ❣️also her teasing me about us laughing that we always felt fat. As she would say “ I feel Fat” and me saying “n9, I’m the one who feels fat”. Then we would laugh and laugh and eat a cookie! Luv her
Beautiful lady with an huge heart! I’m sorry we can’t attend her services as we are out of town but wanted you all to know how special she was to so many that crossed her path.
Peace be with you all! ❣️
Sharon and Jim,
Our thoughts, love and prayers.
So very sorry for your families loss.
Your mom was a second mom to all of us during our teenage years. Actually, I think she was one of us because we loved her sweetness, her sense of humor, her laughter and her unconditional love. We called her Dixie, not Mrs. Dutro because that felt so right. I cherish every moment spent at your house with Dixie and Glenn and will always smile when I think of them. Please hug your dad for me and know I’m thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. I love you,
Sharon and family so sorry to hear about your Mom. Sounds like she had a wonderful life, My thoughts and prayers will be with each of you in the coming days.