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Martha Elizabeth Dix

Alton | Monday, February 6 2012

Martha Elizabeth Dix, 91, died at 6:25 a.m. Monday, February 6, 2012 at her residence.

She was born September 24, 1920 in Alton the daughter of Julius A. and Henrietta A. (Kellerman) Herbstreit. On April 13, 1941 in Alton she married Luther A. Dix and he preceded her in death on September 10, 1989.

She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, and crossword puzzles. She also enjoyed her grandchildren and loved to sew and paint.

She is survived by two daughters; Gale Woods (Richard) of Godfrey and Shelly Croxton (Keith) of Edmond, OK, thirteen grandchildren; Traci Woods, Deborah Brynteson, Mathew Woods, Melissa Goodwin, Beverly Arnett, Andrew Croxton and Kathleen Croxton, Luke, Heather, Dianna, Klint, Colby and Sloan Dix, nine great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, one brother, Edward Herbstreit of Alton and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Daniel Dix, one sister, Louise Morris, an infant sister, Ione Clare Herbstreit, two brothers, Arthur and Paul Herbstreit, and an infant brother, Gilbert Herbstreit.

Visitation will be Thursday, February 9, 2012 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at GENT Funeral Home in Alton. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 10, 2012 at Faith Lutheran Church in Godfrey with Reverend Kelly Mitteis to officiate. Burial will be at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey.

Memorials may be made to Faith Lutheran Church or a Charity of one’s Choice.


Obit Provided By:
Gent Funeral Home

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