---- — CENTERVILLE — Dixie Kae Ellison, 67, passed away Jan. 21, 2014, at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, Calif.
She was born June 13, 1946, in Centerville to Ray and Lorene Tubaugh. A resident of Liberty, Mo., she and her husband James had been frequenting Palm Springs for the past several years to escape the cold, relax and enjoy their shared favorite activities: golf, the movies, the slots and Bingo. A mani/pedicurist by trade, Dixie had recently moved her business to the comfort of her own home where her longtime clients/dear friends continued to enjoy Dixie's ever-open ear and unrivaled "gift for gab," sharing a lot of laughs along the way.
Dixie is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, James Ellison; daughter, Jamie Wheeler; son, Brit Ellison; sisters, Donna Pfannebecker, Drenda Topp and Devanna Jackson; brother, Darrin Tubaugh; grandchildren, Tyler and Tanner; and mother, Lorene Tubaugh.
A loving wife, mother, sister, daughter and grandmother, she was proceeded in death by her father, Ray Tubaugh.
Cremation has been accorded. A memorial gathering of friends and family is to be announced.
A special thanks to the nurses and doctors of the Desert Regional Medical Center's ICU-Trauma Ward for their care and kindness.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Jude's Medical Hospitals.