Jody Charles Dixon gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. August 22, 1956 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL
D. May 7, 1964 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL
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  • Father: Harold C. Dixon, Jr. born April 15, 1922 in Illinois, son of Harold Charles Dixon, Sr. (1895-1973) and Mamie F. “Mae” (Petersen) Dixon (1899-1941); U.S. Army veteran WW II; Harold Jr. died April 5, 1991; buried in Poynor Cemetery, Poynor, Ripley County, MO
  • Mother: Juanita Harriet (Pease) Dixon born June 22, 1922 in Grayslake, Lake County, IL, daughter of Melvin O. Pease (1893-1965) and Marion E. (Klinger) Pease (1899-1956); married (1) Edward Johannesen; married (2) Harold C. Dixon; Juanita died July 16, 1993; buried in Poynor Cemetery, Poynor, Ripley County, MO

According to the U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007:

“Name: Juanita Pease Johannesen; Gender: Female; Race: White; Birth Date: 22 Jun 1921; Birth Place: Grayslake La, Illinois; Death Date: 16 Jul 1993; Father: Melvin O Pease; Mother: Marion Klinger; SSN: 337126831; Notes: June 1940: Name listed as JUANITA PEASE JOHANNESEN; May 1941: Name listed as JUANITA HARRIET PEASE; Name listed as JUANITA HARRIET DIXON; 24 Jul 1993: Name listed as JUANITA H DIXON”

  • Siblings:
    • Dawn Arden (Dixon) Harring born June 12, 1945 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; married Donald G. Harring on July 3, 1963 in McHenry County, IL; Dawn died July 16, 2020; buried in Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield, Bloomfield, Stoddard County, MO

According to the Edwards Funeral Home Inc. website:

   “Dawn Arden Harring, 75-year-old resident of Poynor, MO departed this life Thursday, July 16, 2020.  She was born June 12, 1945 in Waukegan, IL to the late Harold and Juanita (Peas) Dixon.
   Dawn was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening and canning the rewards of her labor for the family to enjoy year-round.   She liked to go fishing and deer hunting and squirrel hunting.  She also loved to travel.
   On July 3, 1963, Dawn married Don Harring in McHenry, IL.  He survives.
   Also surviving are her daughters, Lanita Plunkett (Larry) of Grapevine, AR and Lynette Jones (Dennis) of Maynard, AR; seven grandchildren, Angela, Amber, Victoria, Kyle, Jordyn, Jaysa, and Bo; and eight great-grandchildren, Gracie, Jayden, Clayton, Nicholas, Peyton, Adilynn, Parker, and Chett.
   Mrs. Harring was preceded in death by her sister, Robin Huffman, and her brother, Jody Dixon.”

    • Robin Mae (Dixon) Huffman born May 10, 1952; Robin died January 26, 2000; buried in Poynor Cemetery, Poynor, Ripley County, MO

Additional Information:

(NOTE: According to the 1950 U.S. Census Harold and Juanita were living in Grayslake, Lake county, IL with their 4 year old daughter, Dawn Dixon.  The Occupation of Harold was “Shop foreman – New Car Garage.) 

According to the Lake County Illinois Genealogical Society. “Strang Funeral Home – Grayslake, Illinois – 1908-1964”. Mundelein IL. 2015:

“Surname: DIXON; Name: Jody Charles; Birth Date/Place: 22 Aug 1956, Libertyville; Death Date/Place: 07 May 1964, Libertyville; Cause of Death: Congental Heart Disease; Occupation: (blank); Minister – Funeral Home: Rev. R BERGESON, Chapel; Burial Place – Next of Kin: Fort Hill, Harold C. DIXON-Father, Juanita H. PEASE-Mother”