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Dixie Lee Toops, age 83, of Kahoka, MO, passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 in the Good Samaritan Home in Quincy, IL.

Dixie Toops was born March 3, 1932 in Kahoka, MO, a daughter of Perry and Hillis Salyers Bruner.

She married Dickie Toops and they were the parents of a son, David.

She is survived by her son, David Toops and his wife, Emma, of Shawnee, KS; close companion, Jack Byers of Quincy, IL; two brothers, James Perry “Buck” Bruner of Denmark, IA and Bill (Linda Bruner, of West Liberty, IA; three sisters: Marilyn (Harlan) Roberts of Kahoka, MO, Bonnie Jean Bruner of Kalispell, MT, and Karen (Carl) Wilsey of Kahoka, MO; as well as nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Perry Bruner, Sr. and Hillis (Salyers) Bruner.

Dixie graduated from Kahoka High School. She worked for Martin Chevrolet in Kahoka and then for a Ford dealership in Burlington. She retired from C & E in Burlington following 23 years of employment. She then worked for Mosley and Associates in Burlington for a time.

She was an active volunteer at the hospital in Burlington in earlier years and had been attending Central Baptist Church in Quincy since spending time between her home in Kahoka and in Quincy. Dixie enjoyed keeping fit by being active and walking regularly. She loved to clean and was meticulous about her housekeeping and detail oriented in whatever job she did. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and meeting new ones. A stranger was just a friend she hadn’t met yet.

Memorial services was held Monday, December 28, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka. Family will receive friends Monday from 5:30 p.m. until time of services.

Inurnment was held Monday, December 28, 2015 at 3 p.m. in the Kahoka Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Great River Honor Flight.

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