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Ruth E. Dixson

February 1, 1924 - January 8, 2018


Waverly, New York

Date of Death:

January 8, 2019



Birth Date:

February 1, 1924

Birth Place:

Riverside, New York

Service Information:

Saturday, December 12, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung St., Waverly, New York


Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 11 to 1 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York


Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly, New York

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Ruth E. Dixson

Ruth Emma Dixson, 94, of Waverly passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.

She was predeceased by her parents, Orvel and Iva Harrison; her husband of 59 years, Edgar “Max” Dixson; son, Richard Dixson; and grandson, Jeremy Stotler.

Ruth is survived by her children, Donna-Marie Stotler of Waverly, Bonnie J. Dixson of Waverly and Roger A. Dixson of Melbourne, FL; daughter-in-law, Zella Dixson; grandchildren, Kandi Dixson, Kyle Dixson, Andrew Dixson and Gregory Stotler; along with numerous great and great great grandchildren.

She was born on February 1, 1924 in Riverside, New York to Orvel and Iva M. Harrison.  After graduating from Norwich High School she studied piano with the Art Publication Society and was a member of the National Council of Pi Mu musical society.  On April 4, 1942, she married Edgar Max Dixson and they moved to Waverly in the early 1950’s.  She operated Dixson’s Tourist Home from then until 1985.  She was employed by the Waverly Central School System until she retired in 1987.  She was a devoted member of the Waverly United Methodist Church, being actively involved in the church choir, Alethia Class, organist/pianist for the early church services and various other church activities and fund raisers.  She was a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star and served as Grand Matron for several years.  She enjoyed music, cooking and family activities.

A time of calling will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 11 to 1 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY.  Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 2 PM at Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung Street, Waverly with Rev. Cindy Schulte officiating.  Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations may be made in Ruth’s name to Waverly United Methodist Church, 158 Chemung Street, Waverly, NY  14892.  Those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Ruth’s family may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at

Sympathy Messages

From:  Carrie Lee Vanhousen
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So sorry  for your loss.

From:  June Satterly
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Donna, Bonnie and Roger:
I'm so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a great lady and will be missed by all that knew her.
My deepest sympathy to all her family.

From:  Rose & Tom Park
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Donna, Bonnie and Roger, we are so sad to hear Aunt Ruth has passed and sorry we can't attend service. Love to all

From:  Mary and Donald Miller
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So sorry for your loss

From:  Stephen Tubbs
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Just now learned of Ruth's passing.  Our sincere condolences to Ruth's family and friends.  She was a wonderful lady who will be sorely missed by all.  May Ruth rest in peace in the arms of the Lord.

Steve and Julia Tubbs

From:  Larry & Millie Mather
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To Donna-Marie, Bonnie, Roger and family:
We mourn Ruth's passing and we celebrate her life as a good friend.  Ruth was a special person as a mother, church and community member.  We will always keep her memory close and pray that Our Lord brings her into His glory.
Our prayers and blessings to all of you in Jesus' name.

Larry and Millie Mather

From:  Eulalie Chilson
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Just learned of the death of our cousin Ruth through a friend. I am sorry for your loss. Our generation is fading fast.
Cousin. Eulalie Rickard Chilson

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