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