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Dixie Slagley

Feb 11th, 1942 - Nov 15th, 2023

Funeral:  1 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora

Visitation: 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home

Interment:  Odd Fellows Cemetery, Xenia


     Dixie Lee Slagley, age 81, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Wednesday morning, November 15, 2023, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

     She was born February 11, 1942, in Richland County, the daughter of John C. and Hazel (Pickel) Mason.  She married the late Robert “Bob” D. Slagley on January 25, 1960, in Shawneetown, and they shared 27 years of marriage.

     Dixie's life and spirit was a beautiful reflection of her strong Christian faith and heartfelt affection for her family and friends. She demonstrated her beliefs in the love and care she extended to her family throughout her life as a wife and mother, and especially treasured the memories of the time she was able to share with both of her grandsons.  Her friends were very important to her, and they made each day a little more special for one another.  Dixie was a familiar visitor at her favorite local dining spots, especially the Flora DQ, and she always found joy in the daily companionship of her dog, Snicky.  She was an ongoing supporter of organizations that were very close to her heart, like St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Fur a Good Paws.  Dixie attended church services and activities through her life and was always ready to share the word of Christ and offer a kind and caring word to others.

     She is survived by her son, Doug Slagley and wife Angela of Olney; 2 grandsons, Jonathan Douglas Slagley and fiancé Wurwood Dawoud, and Luke Mason Slagley; as well as many dear friends and extended family members.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

     A funeral ceremony will be held beginning at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Interment will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Xenia.  A visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Memorial donations are suggested to either St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Fur A Good Paws in Flora, and these will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:


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Tom, Yvonne and Dericka Winters

November 17th

So sorry to hear this, Dixie was a wonderful lady and someone I called my friend. She made everyone she met feel special. Going to really miss her!

Becky Lewis

November 17th

Hugs & prayers to the family Miss Dixie was a gentle soul & never met a stranger She will be missed

Angela Edwards

November 17th

She is making heaven even brighter! She will be missed ! Prayers for her family

Joselyn Walker

November 17th

Dixie was my favorite person to talk to at the dog park. Often she would call me and ask if I would like to bring my dog Precious because her and Snicky were there. Precious loved Snicky very much. It won’t be the same at the dog park without her. Dixie was always so sweet, and she loved to sit on the bench with me and talk about life. There was never a time I wasn’t happy to see her. Prayers for her family and friends❤️

Randy & Susan Block

November 17th

We are so sorry for the loss of Ms. Dixie. She was a very sweet soul and will be missed by many.

Nancy Dehart

November 17th

I am so glad I got to visit with Dixie last Tuesday at the coffee shop. She will be missed by the entire community.

Kathy Johnson

November 17th

Dixie was the friendliest and sweetest lady! I always enjoyed talking to her❤️

Carolyn Hill Wickiser

November 17th

So sad to hear of sweet Dixie's passing. She was so kind and compassionate. The Lord be with the family.

Mary Reynolds

November 17th

My condolences to the family.

Gina Douthit

November 17th

I am so very sorry to hear Dixie passed. I just loved her. A very special lady who has gone to glory. My condolences to the family.

Karen and Joe Anderson

November 17th

My thoughts are with you, Doug and family, during this time of grief. Your mom was truly a caring person.

Ruthie Welty

November 17th

She was one of the friendliest ladies I have known. Always smiling. She will be missed. Prayers for the family

Linda Dulaney Lewis

November 17th

I always looked forward to seeing our sweet Dixie at the once-a-month Friends Lunch. She had such a delightful spirit. Will miss her.

Barbara Pickett

November 17th

Praise God for her victory over death and my heartfelt condolences.

Julie L. Adams

November 17th

Doug So sorry for your loss! You are correct in saying that your mom will be missed by many. She was a cherished member of this town and I personally will miss her amazing smile and infectious joy. You could not be around Dixie and not leave without a smile.

Dennis and Mia Ludwig

November 17th

We're so sad to hear about Dixie's passing. She was one of the sweetest women I've known and heaven is blessed with another angel 💙 we will miss you deeply💙 Mia & Dennis

Nita Smith

November 17th

Doug and family. I’m sad to hear of Dixie’s passing. She was one of the sweetest ladies I ever met and always had a kind word for everybody. God bless you all

Dawn (Pickel) Hash

November 17th

Condolences to Doug and family. Your Mom was a part of my childhood.

Pam Williams

November 17th

So sorry to hear of Ms. Dixies passing.

Tony and Cathy Dulaney

November 17th

Dixie will be missed by us very much. Comforts us to know she is with the Lord. Dixie was always very kind. I like to think God needed another beautiful rose for his garden. Heaven was just made sweeter.

Inez and Bill Copelin

November 18th

Miss Dixie was so special and the kindest person we knew. We will miss her, sending Prayers and Love to her family. RIP friend!

Tim & Jana Tolliver

November 18th

The world would be a wonderful place if we all had a spirit like Dixie. Always greeted you by name and with a big smile. She will be missed.

Jean Guerrettaz

November 18th

Dixie was one of my very favortie people!! Rest in peace dear friend.

Judy Lusk

November 18th

Dixie was a special lady. I have known her for a lot of years. She was so friendly to everyone she met. She will be missed by all who knew her. My condolences to her family. I am sorry for your loss. Rest in Peace, dear friend

Rob & Angie McKnight

November 18th

Doug and family, please know prayers of peace and comfort are with each of you. Dixie was so kind and loved her family dearly. She will truly be missed.

Brent & Marie Headlee

November 18th

Oh my.. what a SWEET, SWEET SOUL.. Dixie ALWAYS had smile, and something kind to say to all. I will miss her truly. Heaven definitely has gained an angel..

Barbara and Henry Gill

November 18th

Doug and family, we are so sorry for the loss of your Mother. She will always be remembered for her kindness, her happy personality and her happiness. We go way back as little girls growing up together north of Xenia. Our sympathy to you.

David Lewis

November 19th

Hello friends Doug and Angela and family. So sorry to hear about our great friend, Dixie. She was such a wonderful and caring good friend. Dixie always brought me a delicious box of chocolates, for every Christmas. We will always treasure our wonderful memories, of our beloved Dixie. With love and prayers and friendship, David Lewis

Gary and Rita Cooper

November 19th

We are So Sorry to hear of Dixie's passing. Such a Wonderful Kind Lady. She and Your Grandpa John were always such Great Neighbors! We will miss her

Cindy Huff

November 19th

My sincerest condolences to you at this time. You have my deepest sympathy. I Wish you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow. My heart goes out to you at this difficult time. Dixie was wonderful; she never had a bad thing to say about anyone. I will miss her smiling face and kindness.

Tammy & Lucas Allen

November 20th

Lucas and I came to know Dixie when we worked at Knapps. Love that lady. She was so kind and always had a smile. Enjoyed seeing her come into the IGA Deli. Even tho my son Lucas moved to Tennessee, she always asked about him. She will be missed. Our condolences and prayers to the family.

David & Cheri Cook

November 20th

So sorry for your loss. Dixie was a good friend and always had a smile for everybody. Will miss her , rest in peace with your Lord and Savior.

Randy and Shirley Dennis

November 20th

The Lord gained another angel with the passing of Dixie ..I always loved seeing her out cause she was always so nice..I pray for Doug and his family at this time that the Lord will give them piece...God Bless..

Jim and Aleta Tackitt

November 20th

Our heartfelt sympathy to Dixie's family. I don't think I ever saw her without a smile on her face and kind words to say. I know she will be missed by everyone that knew her.

Hope Jones

November 21st

I wish I could attend the services of Dixie. She was a dear friend and we attend many dinners together we had lovely chats on the phone. I will miss her. All my prayers for her family and friends 🙏 ❤️ 💔

Bill and Robin Atwood

November 21st

Sorry for your loss and out communities' loss. Such a lovely lady.

Amy Ellis

November 23rd

I am so sorry to hear of Dixie's passing. She was one of my volunteers for the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. She will be greatly missed.



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