Dixie Lou (Rusk) Aldridge

Dixie Lou (Rusk) Aldridge


Dixie Lou (Rusk) Aldridge, 90, of Kirksville, Missouri. passed away Thursday, September 14, 2023 at her home under Hospice care.

The daughter of the late William Rufus and Letha Irene (Foster) Rusk, she was born December 3, 1932. She was also preceded in death by one son Greg Wangelin; great-granddaughter, Isabella O'Neal; two sisters, Marjorie Henricks and Betty Spicer; one brother, Bill Rusk; one daughter-in-law, Sydney Wangelin; and one son-in-law, John Dickman.

Dixie is survived by four daughters, Cindy Dickman, Betty Head and husband Troy, Renea Willis and husband Tony, and Lorinda Acton and husband Tim; two sons, Larry Wangelin and Chip Scott and wife Unju; one daughter-in-law, Gloria Wangelin, two brothers, Donald Rusk and Carl Rusk; as well as fourteen grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren.

Dixie moved with her family to Rock Island, Illinois in 1942 and returned to Missouri in 1961. She worked jobs including Donaldson's, Welch's Grocery Store, and did babysitting several children in her home. She enjoyed spending time with friends and loved to dance. She was a meticulous seamstress and housekeeper. Dixie loved her flowers, going to auctions, and collecting antiques. She enjoyed making over the top, large meals for her family. More than anything, she enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. Dixie will be greatly missed.

It was Dixie's wish to be cremated and no service be held. Arrangements were taken care of by Travis-Noe Funeral Home of Kirksville.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or to Hospice of Northeast Missouri and may be left at or mailed to Travis-Noe Funeral Home, P.O. Box 306, Kirksville, MO 63501.

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