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Columbia Missourian

Sylvia Woods-Dixon, Aug. 22, 1937 — June 15, 2012

June 19, 2012 | 7:07 p.m. CDT

Sylvia Louise Woods-Dixon, of K.C., MO, formerly of Columbia, MO, died on June 15, 2012, at K.C. Hospice House. She was born on August 22, 1937, to Madge K. Woods and Sylvester Brooks. She was the adopted daughter of George B. Dixon. Her parents and stepfather preceded her in death.

She graduated from Fred Douglass Sr. High School class of 1954. After graduation she moved to Los Angeles, CA, where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in nursing from California State University class of 1981. She was employed at Los Angeles County Hospital and retired after thirty-one years of service.

She leaves to cherish her memory, three brothers, Michael Dixon (Rose), Springfield, MO, John Dixon, Columbia, MO, and Rodney Dixon (Martha), Kansas City, MO, four sisters, Juanita Kirmse (Richard), Karen Franklin, Kansas City, MO, Karettia Dixon, Lafayette, MO, and Darlene Dixon, Columbia, MO; seven nephews, six nieces, eight grand-nephews, four grand-nieces, a host of other relatives and friends.

Graveside services Thursday, June 21, 12:00 p.m. Memorial Park Cemetery, Columbia. Visitation Thursday, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery Chapel. Arr: Duane E. Harvey Funeral Directors-Kansas City, MO.