Jean B. Dixon, 84, of East Liberty, passed away Tuesday morning, April 11, 2017 at her home.
Jean was born in Logan County on August 24, 1932 to the late Paul Blackburn and Edith (Inskeep) Blackburn Stevens. She married John Dixon in 1949 and he preceded her in death in 1991. Jean was also preceded in death by a sister, Joan Palmer.
Jean was the owner and operator of Jean’s Beauty Shop for 30-plus years, running the business out of her home. She was a member of the American Paint Horse Association, the Middleburg MRS Club, the Middleburg Garden Club and Middleburg United Methodist Church. Beginning in 1967, Jean and John raised and trained American Paint Horses and started with Bear Cat who was nationally recognized as a leading sire. She loved spending time with her family and never missed a family gathering. Sunday meals and Christmas were special times for the family.
Jean is survived by her daughters: Carol Moon of East Liberty and Becky Dixon of Huntsville; three grandchildren: Jodi (Ernie) England, Mandi (D.J. May) Moon, both of East Liberty and Cassi (Travis) Overton of Columbus; three great-grandchildren: Tori England, Laykin Thomas and Rylie Thomas; and several special nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Bellefontaine on Friday, April 14, 2017 from 4-7pm. Jean’s nephew, Larry Smith and Pastor Rick Riggs will officiate the funeral service on Saturday, April 15 at 11am at the Middleburg United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Middleburg Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Middleburg United Methodist Church, 11824 St. Rt. 287, Middleburg, OH 43336, or the Ohio Paint Horse Club Youth Scholarship Fund, c/o Roger Taylor, 2910 South Medina Line Road, Wadsworth, OH 44281.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.