Dixie Parrish


12-9 p.m.
Family 6-8 p.m.
March 21
Gerth Funeral Home


10 a.m.
March 22
Gerth Funeral Chapel


Gorin Fire Department

{July 8, 1963 - March 19, 2017}

Dixie Kay Parrish, 53, of Gorin died Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Scotland County Hospital.

Dixie was born July 8, 1963 in Kirksville, the daughter of Eli “Buster” and Mildred (Morrison) Parrish.

Dixie was an employee of Industrial Opportunities in Kahoka for over 30 years and enjoyed her special friendships there.

She never knew a stranger and never forgot anyone that she met. Dixie especially enjoyed going to Camp Guardian each year, which was sponsored by the Missouri National Guard. She enjoyed showing her camp pictures to everyone and being teased about all of her camp “boyfriends”.

Dixie was an avid Wahoo player and always played with the yellow marbles. Her family enjoyed playing on a board her mother made, and had renamed the name “Get Dixie”. She also enjoyed watching movies and listening to music, especially anything that had Dixie in the title. She was an avid Coca Cola collector and loved drinking Coca Cola as well.

She was preceded in death by her father; three sisters, Melba and Wilma Parrish and Nellie Zweifel; two nephews, Josh and Scott Pinson; special aunts, Elma Chancellor and Hazel Jeffries.

Survivors include her mother, Mildred Parrish of Gorin; a brother, Mike (Diane) Parrish of Gorin; three nieces: Katie Parrish of Gorin, Kristie Parrish of North Kansas City, MO, and Cora (Jeff) Webster of Overland Park, KS; two nephews: Mitch Pinson of Kirksville and Travis Pinson of Etowah, TN; five great nieces: Cheyene Munson and Brianna Pinson of Etowah, TN, Finley Webster of Overland Park, KS, and Emberlyn and Mariah Pinson of Kirksville; three great nephews: Sean Pinson of Etowah, TN, Gunnar Pinson of Kirksville and Kellan Webster of Overland Park, KS.

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  1. you will never be forgotten Dixie girl, may you rest in peace, you’ll always be in my heart

    Comment by Bob coulter on March 20, 2017 at 6:20 pm
  2. I am so sorry for your loss. Dixie was an awesome person. She will be greatly missed!

    Comment by Lynn Burgess on March 20, 2017 at 6:30 pm
  3. Sorry For Your Loss, She Will Be Deeply Missed

    Comment by Tammie Mitchell on March 20, 2017 at 6:51 pm
  4. Dixie was a nice lady and fun to be around we both worked with her at workshop in Kahoka we are very sorry for the lost of Dixie she will be in are heart for ever

    Comment by Mr and Mrs Donnie Burks on March 20, 2017 at 8:04 pm
  5. Sweet Dixie,
    You were a ray of sunshine, and a breath of fresh air. Heaven got a special angel.

    Comment by Vicki Dodge on March 20, 2017 at 8:20 pm
  6. Fly high Miss Dixie! I’m going to miss that smile. Heaven definitely gained an angel in you. Prayers of strength and comfort go out to Mom Mildred and the family.

    Comment by Betty Orton on March 21, 2017 at 12:10 pm
  7. Sweet Dixie I loved picking her up when I drove for Cindy and Denise. What a very special lady she cared for all loved her work loved working at the workshop and fussing with Greg they had fun she will be missed go rest high on the mountain sweet girl I just want her family to know how much we all loved her. Praying for God to help you as you go through this sad time.

    Comment by Linda l ketchum (Oats driver) on March 21, 2017 at 2:47 pm
  8. She was loved by all, and will be missed dearly

    Comment by Lori Doyle, Wesley n Helen Knupp on March 21, 2017 at 5:32 pm
  9. Dixie was adored by everyone at Camp Guardian, and we will all miss her terribly. Fly high with the angels dear sweet Dixie.

    Comment by Kimberly Higdon on March 21, 2017 at 7:51 pm
  10. I like to think that I was one of Dixie’s boyfriends at Camp Guardian. Since the very first time I went to camp, Dixie stole my heart. I saw her beat cancer with a smile and a hug. Her loud cry when she saw me, always put a smile on my face despite the mood I was in. Her remarkable attitude and beautiful soul will truly be missed. Camp will not be the same this year! I am so privileged and honored that I got to meet such an amazing lady. I can’t wait to dance with you in heaven Dixie.
    Love Bob

    Comment by Bob Lovelady on March 21, 2017 at 9:03 pm
  11. Prayers to all the family with the loss of your loved one. Loved to tease Miss Dixie about her boyfriends. She would just smile and laugh. Rest in peace.

    Comment by Jeanette Fogle on March 22, 2017 at 7:21 am
  12. Sorry for your loss

    Comment by Lori Doyle, Wesley n Helen Knupp, Tammy n Kelley Webster on March 22, 2017 at 9:05 am
  13. I worked with Dixie years ago at Industrial Opportunities, Dixie was always a happy person and I loved Kidding her

    Comment by Michelle Vanvelkinburgh on March 22, 2017 at 4:03 pm

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