Shirley J. Dixon, 87

Shirley J. Dixon, 87, of Marshalltown, IA passed away Monday, April 22, 2013, at the Hiawatha Care Center, in Hiawatha, IA. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 26, 2013, at LaMoille Congregational Community Church, in LaMoille. Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Thursday, April 25, 2013, at the Main St. Chapel of the Anderson Funeral Homes, in Marshalltown. Interment will be at Elmwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association or an organization of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to

Shirley was born May 12, 1925 to Fred and Mary Luella (Melberg) Wills in LaMoille, Iowa. She graduated from LaMoille High School. Shirley was united in marriage to Palmer Dixon on September 24, 1948, in LaMoille. He died July 9, 1995. Along with her husband she owned and operated Dixon Real Estate in Marshalltown. Shirley was a member of the LaMoille Congregational Community Church where she was involved in the Women’s Fellowship. She was also a member of the Marshalltown Jaycettes, Marshall County Republicans, and the Spinning Wheel Chapter of DAR. Shirley enjoyed playing the organ, reading cookbooks, trying new recipes, and entertaining family and friends.

Shirley will be missed by her son, Jeff (Glenda) Dixon of Cedar Rapids; two sisters, Muriel Wills (Fullerton) and Mary Lu (Wills) Smith, and a brother, Don (Donna) Wills all of Marshalltown. She was preceded in death by her husband, Palmer, and two sisters, Marian Hickman and Marjorie Lockwood.