Obituary of Dixie L. Bysor
Dixie Lee Bysor, age 98, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at the Westwood Living Center in Clinton, Missouri.
Dixie was born in Clinton, Missouri December 15, 1920 to Joseph Boyd and Leta May (King) Bysor. She attended Independence Grade School, riding a horse to school with her sister Lucy Dale and graduated from Clinton High School at the age of 16 years and 5 months.
Dixie worked for the Federal Government for many years at locations including Germany (right after World War II), Washington D.C. and Kansas City. One of her assignments while in Germany was working the Nuremberg Trials. Always interested in higher education, she was noted for “strongly” encouraging family and friends to attend and graduate from college. Her dedication to higher education led her, at age 50, to take an early retirement from the Federal Government and to return to school to earn a Master's Degree from the University of Missouri.
After retirement Dixie obtained a Real Estate License and worked in Real Estate Sales, was involved in Census work and helped with numerous surveys.
Dixie lived near the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City for many years and enjoyed visiting the museums and art galleries in the area. She loved to attend estate sales, was interested in silversmithing and lapidary work and made jewelry for family and friends. She loved animals, particularly cats, liked to dress up and dance, loved milk chocolate and cherry pie, and was always good about visiting family and friends when ill or in the hospital.
Dixie was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Leta Bysor, her sister Lucy Dale and brother-in-law Everleigh Davis. She is survived by her niece Mathel and husband Harold Brown of Clinton, niece Leta and husband John Kroenke of Edwards and nephew Jim and wife Sherry Davis of Bolivar as well as seven great nieces and nephews and fourteen great-great nieces and nephews.
Graveside services and interment will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at the Englewood Cemetery. Services are under the direction of the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Adkins Cemetery, and these donations may be left in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at www.bradleyhadley.com.