Dixie L. Arras, nee Gold, 73, of East Carondelet, Ill., born Sept. 13, 1942, in Pittsburg, Ill., passed away Saturday, July 16, 2016 at her home.
Dixie was a retired cook/custodian from the Dupo Community School District. She was a member of Hope Christian Church in Columbia, Ill., and a longtime volunteer at the food pantry at Hope Christian Church.
Dixie was preceded in death by her husband, Jude Arras; her parents, Ralph and Annie Bell, nee Burnett, Gold; and her brother, Stephen Gold.
Surviving are her two sons, Thomas (Kim) Arras and Timothy (Jackie) Arras; her grandchildren, Timothy J., Miranda R., Kylie N., and Haylei M.; her stepmother, Annabelle Ramey; her sister, Debbie Russell; and nieces, nephews, many cousins and friends.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to Hope Christian Church. www.leesmanfuneralhome.com
Visitation: Memorial visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at Hope Christian Church, 9273 Coach Stop Road, Columbia, Ill.
Funeral: A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at Hope Christian Church with Rev. Dennis Jones officiating. At Dixie's request cremation was held.
LEESMAN FUNERAL HOME, Dupo, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on July 18, 2016