Jan 22, 2020 10:21 PM

Dixie Ann Black (Godfrey) 1934 - 2020

Posted Jan 22, 2020 10:21 PM

Dixie Ann (Godfrey) Black, 85 years old, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on January 16, 2020, in Arkansas.

Celebration of life services will be 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, KS. Burial will follow in the Sugar Creek Cemetery, Rushville, MO. Visitation will be at 1 pm until time of service. In lieu of flowers she requested memorial contributions to St. Jude's Hospital, Memphis Tennessee and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.

Dixie was born on July 20, 1934 in Atchison, KS the daughter of Robert and Laura Mae (Neu) Godfrey. Dixie was a sports fanatic. After moving to Mountain Home, Arkansas where her son lives, she had to get all of the channels that showed Jayhawk and Chief's games, and most of all her beloved Royals. Mrs. Black was also very committed to St. Jude's Hospital and was thrilled when she was able to tour the facility.

In 1952 she married Donald Armontrout. They later divorced. In 1972 she married the love of her life Ernest Black. He preceded her death in 2006. Dixie is survived by son's Steven (Victoria) Armontrout, Dale(Sue)Black, and daughter Vicki Armontrout (Jimmy) Means. Also surviving are her beloved granddaughter Lisa (Matt) Forschler and grandson Jason (Anisha) Armontrout. She always said they were her life. Mrs. Black is also survived by 8 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren and many special nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, 7 brothers and sisters.

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Robert Edward “Bob” Grieves  1927 - 2020

Robert Edward “Bob” Grieves, 92, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020.

He was born November 21, 1927 in Joplin, Missouri.

Bob married Mary Ellen Luber June 10, 1951. She survives of the home.

He was a member of Francis Street First United Methodist, Past Master at Saxton Lodge, Lambda Chi Alpha, OSU, Sigma Tau Honorary Engineering Fraternity, ETA Kappa NU, NW Chapter of Missouri Society of Electrical Engineers, Masonic Lodge #508/Scottish Rite, Moila Temple, M.E.I.A. Investment Association and Friday Morning Breakfast Club.

Bob enjoyed sailing, fixing things that were beyond repair, but most of all being a father and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Ethel (Braithwaite) Grieves; sister, Marian Anderson.

Additional survivors include sons, James Grieves (Tina), Scott Grieves (Karen); grandchildren, Kristofer, Tristan and Daniel Grieves, Laura Goodrich (Chris); brother, William Grieves.

Farewell Services 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Shriners Hospitals for Children. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

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