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Dixie Jo Ledley
Dixie Jo LedleyOhioStateDixie Jo Ledley, age 64 of East Moline, Illinois died Wednesday evening, June 22, 2011 at Genesis East Hospital in Davenport, Iowa.  She was born February 11, 1947 in Marion to the late Everett Joseph and Cloyce Lucille (Stout) Ledley.

She worked as a Product Support Representative for John Deere.  She was a member of St. John Vianny Catholic Church in Bettendorf, Iowa and a member of the Young Republicans.  Dixie was an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan.  She carried her Buckeye spirit with her wherever she was, and made it clear to everyone who knew her, including her friends from other states, who the number one university was.  Dixie was also a volunteer who helped patients in hospitals and nursing homes.

She is survived by a half-sister, Bonnie (Paul) Obenour, Marion; a brother, Gary (Lynne) Ledley, Richwood; four nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Larry.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 1:00 PM in the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood with Pastor Matthew Craig officiating.  Burial will follow in Price Cemetery.  Friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Memorial gifts may be made to Genesis Medical Center Rehabilitation Department, 4th Floor, 1401 West Central Park, Davenport, IA  52804.

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#1 from: Jackie Cain
Davenport Iowa
Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 3:19 PM

I miss you my friend, there will be something missing from life without you. You are the most kind person I have ever met. Thamk you for coming to Davenport.
Love, Jackie

#2 from: Mary Ann Moore
Marysville, OH
Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 5:18 PM

Dixie was like no other person I have ever known! Never judgemental, never complained, always loving and kind!  You and your Mother are making up for lost time!  Love you Dixie and I will miss you. Mary Ann Moore

#3 from: John and Joanne Williams
Dublin, Ohio
Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 10:24 PM

Dixie was a very good friend to John and I.  We will miss her very much.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Chris and his family in their loss.  Dixie and I had many good times together at John Deere.  She never complained of her illness and was alway up beat.  I hope she is resting in peace.  May God be with her.

#4 from: Mick Sims
Davenport, IA
Sat, Jun 25, 2011 at 2:07 PM

Dixie was always fun to be around with her wit and understanding of what customers really wanted - answers and friendship.  Dixie always makes me smile and I will remember that forever.

#5 from: Mary Ann Ackley
Moline, IL
Sat, Jun 25, 2011 at 2:19 PM

I first met Dixie when she and Lucille came to the Quad Cities to start her new job with the AG Contact Center at Deere & Company.  We hit if off immediately and became really close friends, my heart aches for all of you at this time.  Dixie was one special lady that really taught people how to live and how to overcome whatever life threw at her.  We would get together each and every time that Illinois played Ohio State, she in her Buckeye attire and me in my Illini attire.  We did this no matter where she was, even in the hospital, the staff really got quite a kick out of our fussing back and forth.  A piece of my heart is gone now, but I know someday I will see my friend once more.  God Bless you all.

#6 from: Shelly Kling
202 North Main St Donahue,Iowa
Sat, Jun 25, 2011 at 8:57 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  Dixie and Lucille used to come to Donahue to get there hair done.  I always enjoyed the visits , no matter how long it was between visit we always picked up where we left off.  Dixie was just so caring about everyone she would meet, she will be deeply missed.

#7 from: Julie Simmer
Genesis Physical Therapy
Sun, Jun 26, 2011 at 7:10 AM

I feel honored to have known such a remarkable woman.  She was a true inspiration to all those who knew her. Working with Dixie on the rehab unit was always a pleasure and she always worked so hard.  My sincere condolences to her family and friends.  Go Bucks!!

#8 from: Carol Rose
Sugar Grove, Ohio
Sun, Jun 26, 2011 at 12:59 PM

My dearest Deere friend, I will miss you even though the miles were long between us, you were always in my thoughts and prayers. The most loving, cheerful, upbeat girl at Deere.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Dixie's family, may your hearts be filled with the wonderful memories. I will miss you my friend. Love Carol & Don

#9 from: Doris Tuftee
Long Grove, IA  52756
Sun, Jun 26, 2011 at 8:55 PM

I will always remember Dixie..a great person who never complained,although if she had no one would have blamed her.  She worked harder (in so many ways), than anyone I know. She was a strong woman with a strong spirit, and she left everyone she touched a better person for having known her and her strength. I consider myself very blessed to have had the privilege of knowing Dixie.  

#10 from: Lee Brooks
New Albany, Ohio
Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 4:04 AM

Dix and I exchanged emails last month and she sounded as upbeat as ever...calling me "Big Guy" as she had for years. I have a medical procedure scheduled to begin at 1:00 PM Tuesday, or my wife and I would attend the funeral. Dixie will be on my mind and in my heart Tuesday and always! She was a very special person. God's Blessings, and our Best Wishes to her family.
Dorothy & Lee (Big Guy) Brooks

#11 from: Doug Ball
Lenexa, ks
Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 8:24 AM

Very sorry to hear about Dixie, we were friends for many years through her career at Deere.  She was a lovely person and a great friend and will be missed!  

#12 from: Tracy & Dawn Kavanagh
Richwood, OH
Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 10:01 AM

To Gary and Familiy:  We're very sorry to hear of your loss.  Our prayers will be with you.

Tracy and Dawn

#13 from: Carol Rehder
Davenport, Iowa
Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 10:30 AM

Everyone in my Physical Therapy department and the Rehabilitation department at Genesis Medical Center will always have fond memories of Dixie and her Buckeye Spirit....especially on the weekend they play the Hawkeyes! That same spirit helped her many times as she worked so hard for us in her therapy sessions. She will be greatly missed, but she provided us with many funny and special moments that will be remembered by all of us.

#14 from: Jeff and Vicki Preston
Davenport, IA
Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 10:41 AM

Our lives were enriched having known Dixie and Lucille.  They were always so positive and humble, truely spirit-filled.  When we would go to visit them, they ended up brightening our day.
They are missed.  

#15 from: Jesse D Lopez
Thibodaux, LA
Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 11:08 AM

Deepest sympathies to Dixie's family.  Dixie was a special person who will be missed.  Eventhough we only knew each other for a very short time, Dixie made a lasting impression.  God Bless.

#16 from: Michael Jones
Moline, IL
Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 1:53 PM

Dixie was a good friend.  She will be sorely missed by all that knew her.

May God bless the family of Dixie.

#17 from: Susan Cassaidy
Kansas City, MO
Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 2:39 PM

I met Dixie when she came to check out Lenexa to see if she wanted to move here to keep her job.  I met her and she and I immediately hit it off.  Dixie was a joy to work with and have fun with.  Please know that I am keeping Dixie's family in my thoughts and prayers.

#18 from: Joel English
Overland Park, Kansas
Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 3:02 PM

My wife Brenda and I are very saddened to hear of Dixie's passing.  I worked with Dixie at John Deere for 2 years in Lenexa, KS.  She was one of the nicest people I ever met, and helped to make the Aftermarket Department the best department I worked in during 35 years with John Deere.  Dixie will be greatly missed.

Joel & Brenda English

#19 from: Sandi Mccauley
Davenport, Ia.
Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 3:05 PM

Dixie was a wonderful neighbor to me when she lived at the Retreat on Eastern ave. I marveled at her and how nothing seemed to stop her from s doing what she wanted to do. My oldest son looked away from her huge buckeye door mat whenever he came over. As he feels the same way but only about the hawkeyes. We had some good adventures together and she will always be in my prayers. Sandi

#20 from: Larry & Judy Hodel
Leawood, KS
Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 8:54 PM

I worked with Dixie at John Deere Company in Columbus and at the John Deere Ag Marketing Center in Lenexa, KS.   She was a very valued, dedicated, enthusiastic, and loyal employee.  She was always a pleasure to work with and to be around.  

Although I have been retired for a number of years, we still kept in touch and she was always a wonderful friend.  We will miss Dixie and we extend our deepest sympathy to her family.

#21 from: Gail DeGood-Guy
Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 9:07 AM

Dear Gary and Lynne, we are so sorry to hear of your loss.   Dixie was 3 years older than me, in the class of 1965 but I remember her very well.   May God watch over you all during this most difficult time.

#22 from: Laurel Masengarb
Moline, IL
Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 9:28 AM

To Dixie's Family,
My condolences to all of you. Dixie was a wonderful, warm, kind lady and she will be missed by many.  You are all in my prayers.

#23 from: Ryan Iverson
Olathe, KS
Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 10:16 AM

Dixie, was a great person with an outstanding attitude and will be missed.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Iverson Family

#24 from: Alice Zuiderveen
Davenport, IA
Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 9:20 PM

Dixie was a wonderful neighbor here at the condos. Despite her physical limitations, she always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. She loved the Lord and enjoyed hearing his music. I know she will be greatly missed by the many friends and loved ones she cherished.

#25 from: Dolores Duffey
Harrisonville Missouri
Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 9:56 AM

So sorry to hear of your loss.  I really enjoyed knowing Dixie during the time she spent in Lenexa.  My prayers are with you and I know she will be missed by all who knew her.

#26 from: Virginia Miller
Marysville OH
Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 10:49 PM

My deepest sympathy to the Ledley family and friends. I have known Dixie "Doo" and Lucille "Ma" for about 25 years. We worked together at LabCorp in Dublin, OH. She worked there part time when she was at John Deere in Columbus. We used to have parties and picnics for a couple nursing homes that our group "Project Care" adopted.  Dixie and her Mom were always there helping and making the patients smile. They loved the elderly people and the patients loved them.  Will always have very fond memories of those times helping others with "Doo" and "Ma". My heart goes out to all of you at this time and you are in my prayers for comfort.

#27 from: Tonya Payne
Magnetic Springs, Ohio
Mon, Jul 4, 2011 at 5:40 AM

Dear Gary and Lynne,  I have fond memories of Dixie and our high school days together.  She was a great friend to many.  I'm sorry for her loss, but it's great to know she is out of pain after many years of suffering.  I wouldn't be surprised if she didn't have a basketball or volleyball game going on right now!  My prayers and thoughts are with you.  With kindest regards, Tonya

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