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Dixon , Shelby J. 70

Blairsville

Shelby Jean Dixon, 70, of Blairsville, died Monday, July 6, 2009, at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital, Latrobe. She was born Oct. 3, 1938, in Brenizer, Pa., a daughter of the late Reginald and Kathryn (Smith) Steeves. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Blairsville. Her family was her life. She was the happiest when they surrounded her. She also enjoyed working with her flower beds. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Joseph B. "Pete" Dixon, of Blairsville; son, Joe Dixon and his wife, Joni, of Blairsville; daughter, Cindy Patz and her husband, Bruce, of Blairsville; two very special grandsons, Zach and Scott Dixon; sister, Wanda Holderbaum, of Blairsville; brothers, Jack Steeves and his wife, Phyllis, of Johnstown, Tom Steeves and his wife, Janet, of Latrobe, and Don Steeves and his wife, Sherry, of Latrobe; also several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Sylvia Mekic, Nettie Mae Smith and Sarah Sigafoes; and brothers, Reginald Steeves and George Steeves. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at JAMES F. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME. Funeral at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home with the Rev. Terry Shaffer officiating. Interment in Blairsville Cemetery, Blairsville.

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