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Adeline Dixon - September 23, 2011


Adeline Dixon was born Dec. 10, 1919, to Joseph and Antonia (Nejdl) Antone of Czechoslovakia. She was born and raised as a young girl in the family sod house north of Palisade, Neb.
Adeline attended grade school in the District 7 country school. She was a graduate of Hayes County High School. She later attended Lincoln Barber College and was a licensed barber in Cozad, Neb., with her youngest son until health forced her to retire at age 89.
Adeline worked at the Goodall Manufacturing Plant in Ogallala and as a cook in restaurants in Big Springs, Neb. In 1962 she married Tom K. Dixon and they later moved to Utica, Neb., where he owned and operated the drug store. Tom passed away in 1974.
Adeline was always enamored with flowers, birds, and the mystery of the stars and all things old and weathered. She loved to instill in her children and grandchildren her delights in nature’s beauty and the quirkiness of human kind.
Adeline marched to a different drummer. Her interests included watching and feeding birds, gardening and flowers, playing pitch, writing letters, crossword puzzles, reading everything available to her, and keeping a record of family history.
Adeline passed away Friday morning at the Hill Top Estates Nursing Home in Gothenburg, Neb. She was 91 years of age.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Antone; sisters, Agnes Spelts, Helen Sierra and Mary Kerchal; and three half-brothers James, Edward and William Jirik.
Survivors include: son, Kenneth (Tiny) Berry and wife, Anne, of Denver, Colo.; daughter, Shirley Schweitzer, of Sterling, Colo.; son, Don Berry and special friend, Ann, of Cozad, Neb.; two grandchildren: Anita and husband Paul Weida of Lee’s Summit, Mo., Ivan Schweitzer and wife Tami of Brighton, Colo.; sister, Bessie Kerchal of Ogallala, Neb., cousin, Vaclar Nejdl of Czechoslovakia; many nieces and nephews; and her wonderful companion “Sugar,” her white cat.
Graveside services for Adeline Dixon were held Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 27, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. at Riverside Cemetery, Wauneta, Neb., with Pastor Bonnie McCord officiating.
There was private family visitation only.
A memorial has been established to the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals.)
Online condolences can be left at liewerfuneralhome.com
Liewer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.