Dixie Marie Roush, was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister. She was born on May 17, 1935, to Sarah (Lackey) and Charles R. Kitterman Sr. Dixie peacefully passed away on July 1, 2023.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister: Sue Forbes; first husband: Jerry Williams; and nephews: Scott Tucker, Sean Forbes, and Brian Tucker.
Dixie had a life filled with love, joy, and dedication to her family and community. She attended the First Century Church of Kansas City, Missouri for close to 10 years and was deeply committed to her faith. One of Dixie’s accomplishments was her involvement in the RV Mission America Placement Services (RV MAPS), a volunteer group that worked on churches, orphanages, and bible schools all over the United States. She traveled with her beloved husband John Roush to Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska for their mission trips. Through their selfless work, they touched the lives of many people and made a lasting impact on countless communities.
Dixie had a passion for puzzles and could often be found sitting at her favorite spot in the living room engrossed in crosswords or jigsaw puzzles. Her sharp mind and attention to detail made her an expert puzzler. Beyond puzzles, she also found solace in reading books that expanded her knowledge and sparked her imagination.
Family was everything to Dixie, and she cherished the time spent with loved ones. She is survived by her dedicated husband John Roush who stood by her side through thick and thin. She leaves behind a legacy cherished by her daughter Regina York ( Darrell ) and son Jerry Steven Williams ( Bonnie ). Dixie’s sisters Nita (Sam) Tucker, Gaile (John) VanLith, brother Bob (Sandy) Kitterman shared an unbreakable bond with their beloved sister throughout their lives. Together they created beautiful memories that will forever hold a special place in their hearts.
Her grandchildren Logan (Katie) York, Audrey (Jon) York-Mohr, Jonathan (Sarah) Williams, and Nathanael (Lindsey) Williams were a source of great pride and joy for Dixie. She always made sure they knew how much she loved them and supported them wholeheartedly in their endeavors.
Dixie was also blessed with 11 wonderful great-grandchildren who brought immense happiness into her life. The laughter and innocence of these little ones truly brightened her days. In times of hardship, Dixie always stayed strong, offering love and support to those around her. Her caring nature extended beyond her immediate family, touching the lives of many friends who became an integral part of her extended family.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Terrace Park Funeral Home on Friday, July 7th with visitation at 1pm, followed by the funeral service at 2pm. The service will be available to view via live stream at https://event.forgetmenotceremonies.com/ceremony?c=50be0628-c4e1-4ddf-8180-6122b4d2f59c