Dixie Jean Fizer Young went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. She was born on March 26, 1925, to Earl Clay Fizer and Stella Daggs Fizer at home in Odessa, MO. As her father was employed by a road construction company, the family frequently moved as work demanded, and in 1942, they settled in Grandview, MO. There she met her future husband Walter Hugh Young and by 1953, they, too, made their home in Grandview. Dixie was a member of the DAR, the Research Hospital Alumni, the Grandview Historical Society, and the Grandview United Methodist Church.
During WW II, Dixie attended nursing school at Research Hospital and joined the Cadet Nurse Corps. After earning her nursing degree, she worked at Research, eventually becoming Supervisor of the Recovery Room. In 1984, Dixie earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from College of St. Francis. Very much admired for her no-nonsense work ethic and excellent patient care, Dixie finally retired in 1987 after 25 years of employment.
Dixie is preceded in death by her parents, sister Margie Fizer Cochran, great-grandson Brock N. Moran, and dear friend Jack Kelly. Survivors include daughters Kathy Jean (Jim) Moran of Blue Springs, MO, and Judith Ann Castricone of Ingleside, IL; five grandchildren, Jeff (Krista) Moran, Patrick Moran, Beth Castricone (Brian) Bell, Kristin (Heath) Tepovich and Sara Castricone; great-grandchildren Kara, Anna, Lydia and Julia Moran and Jackson Bell.
Services for Dixie will be 11:00 am. Monday, January 14, 2013 at Meyers Funeral Chapel, 1600 W. Main St., Blue Springs, M0, 816-229-3276, conducted by Rev. Jeff Long. Visitation one hour prior to the service at the chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Kansas City Hospice. Memories and condolences for the family may be shared at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com.