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.