Dixie K. Elkinton
Dixie K. Elkinton, 68, of Oskaloosa, Kan., died Thursday, Dec. 7, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was born July 16, 1949, in Ozawkie, Kan., the daughter of Cyrus B. and Ethel L. Boyd May. She was a lifetime resident of Jefferson County and was a 1967 graduate of Oskaloosa High School.
Dixie retired in 2002 after working 14 years for Hays and Hays Law office in Oskaloosa. She had formerly worked at the State Bank of Oskaloosa and worked at Oskaloosa Drug Store. She was a member of Oskaloosa United Methodist Church and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.
She was an active volunteer at Old Jefferson Town for the Jefferson County Historical Society for many years. She was married to Larry Lee Elkinton on Nov. 4, 1967, at Ozawkie, celebrating 50 years this year, Larry survives at home. She is also survived by one son, Dusty (Aubrey) Elkinton, Moundville; three sisters, Darlene (Larry) Knudsen, Ozawkie, Kan., Patricia (Dale) Brunton, Meriden, Kan., Shelley (David) Steffey, Oskaloosa, Kan.; three grandchildren, Halley Elkinton, Talya Elkinton and Ryden Elkinton, all of Moundville. She was preceded in death by one brother, Cyrus “Joe” May.
Funeral services are today at 10 a.m. at Oskaloosa United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Ozawkie Cemetery. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday at Barnett Family Funeral Home, Oskaloosa, Kan. Memorials are suggested to Jefferson County Historical Society for Old Jefferson Town in care of the Funeral Home, P.O. Box 602, Oskaloosa, KS, 66066. http://www.barnettfamilyfh.com/