Evlyn S. “Dixie” Leggett

Evlyn (Dixie) Stewart Leggett, 78, of Platte City, Missouri passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Northcare Hospice, at North Kansas City Hospital.  Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM till 6:00 pm, with a memorial service immediately following at 6:00 pm, Thursday, November 29, 2012at the Platte City United Methodist Church, in Platte City, Missouri.

Dixie Leggett was born January 31, 1934 in Kissimmee, Florida.  Dixie was blessed with a very full life of family, love and faith. She lived prominently as an example of her own faith in Jesus Christ. Although her daily purpose was simple and focused, it was very evident in her final days that Dixie’s faith guided her in every way. As she prepared her family for her home-going to her Lord, she made it very clear that she had no fear of death as she told them she knew exactly where she was going. The final days of her life were spent in constant reassurance that she not only knew the way God had prepared, but she had faith in the plans He had for those remaining here. She was a constant reminder of the love intended by God through her devotion and love to her children and most importantly her husband, Charlie, of 54.4 years. The love they shared was a basis for her faith and she left behind the understanding and teaching of the importance of having love within, showing love to others and accepting love from others especially the love of our Lord. She will be missed but she will also be celebrated in the lives of those she leaves behind.

Dixie was preceded in death by her father John I. Stewart of Deland, Florida and her mother Earline Lyles Stewart.  Survivors include her loving husband Charles E. Leggett, their four children: Rana Causey, Joy Smith (and husband Larry), Mark Leggett (and wife Missy),  and Kim Coman (and husband Bob); as well as nine grandchildren: Holly Gonwa (and husband Tommy), Kelly Welfel (and husband Lee), Danielle Leggett (and fiance Kyle Bishop), Samantha Leggett, Alexis Leggett, Jackson Leggett, Katherine Taney (and husband Ryan), Kristina Coman and Robbie Coman; and three great-grandchildren: Brody Burkhart, Dylan Welfel, and Madison Taney.  Dixie will be buried in Deland, Florida next to her father.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that contributions be made in Dixie’s name to either the Platte City United Methodist Church or Twelve Apostles Catholic Church, (building fund) both of Platte City.

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  1. Mel on November 27, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Mom. Your the best teacher and example of love I know. Peace

  2. Nadine Parmenter on November 27, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Mark, Missy and families so sorry for your loss a very lovely lady. Your family has alot of love. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. David & Nadine

  3. Sherry Morton on November 27, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Mark, my prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss.

  4. Chris Huber on November 28, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Mark and Missy,
    I am very sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and the kids.

  5. John McKenna on November 28, 2012 at 10:36 am

    May God give you and your family the strength to handle this difficult loss and the understanding to realize your mom is in a much better place.
    John and Cyndi McKenna

  6. Viking Valley Association on November 28, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Mark, Missy and family.

    We are so sad for your loss. Your Lake Viking family will keep you in our prayers.

    Sally Zerbe on behalf of Viking Valley Association Board of Directors and Staff.

  7. Hamilton Henderson NWMO Chapter of Delta Chi Fraternity on November 28, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Mark and Family
    On behalf of the Brothers of the NWMO Chapter of the Delta Chi Fraternity, we extend our heartfelt condolences to each of you on the loss of a Mother, Grandmother and Friend. We all rest on the knowledge that at the end of our days we have a Lord and Savior who awaits our home going and who has prepared a Mansion with many rooms to accommodate our arrival. Rest knowing that “mama Dixie” is in a better place where worries, anxieties and pain will be no more and she will be there to greet us in our day to come.
    God Bless and May God Be with each of you.
    The Men of Delta Chi
    NWMO State University

  8. Angela Johnson on November 28, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Mark, Missy and family

    You are in our thoughts and prayers, may your good memories carry you thru this difficult time.

    Jeff & Angela Johnson

  9. The Turners on November 28, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Mark & Missy – Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The Turners

  10. Fr. Bob Rost on November 28, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    To the family of Evlyn Leggett,
    I have been so personally blessed these past three and a half years since I came to Mary Immaculate as pastor by having members of your family in our congregation. First, you gave me a roof over my head when I didn’t have one. Second, you introduced me to more people in our parish and lake communities than anyone. Third, you started an auction tradition. Fourth, you initiated a renovation of our church. Fifth, with the proceeds of the auctions we paid for the renovation and the debt on the parish hall. Sixth, you made most welcome in your home, at your table and with your family. And, God rested on the seventh day. My prayers and the prayers of the Mary Immaculate Community are with you all. Fr. Bob

  11. Joy on November 28, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Mom, angels are rejoicing and praising God for presenting them with their newest member of heavenly hosts. There is jubilation and tears of joy as they welcome you into the fold of God’s faithful disciples.

  12. Ed Dobmeyer on November 28, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Charlie and family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    Ed Dobmeyer
    Atlanta, GA

  13. Karen & Tony Roberts on November 28, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Mark I so sorry to hear about your mom. Moms are such a special gift and it is so hard to let them go. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Karen & Tony

  14. MB on November 29, 2012 at 8:09 am

    I extend my heartfelt sympathy to the Leggett family. May those precious memories of your dear loved one Evlyn be foremost in your hearts and minds along with this wonderful promise that Jesus made at John 5:28,29.

  15. Ed Wisner on November 29, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Mark , Missy and family,

    Please accept our condolences on your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Ed and Vicki Wisner

  16. Shawn on November 29, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Charlie, Mark, Family,
    We are all better by having known Dixie’s love and kindness. May God continue to bless you and give you strength during this difficult time. Soon the tears will turn to fond memories as she lives in your heart forever.

  17. Denis Greene on November 29, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Dear Charlie,
    I am so sorry for the loss of Dixie.
    She was such a warm and caring person, you are a lucky guy to have been married to her for 54 years.
    The prayers from all your co-workers at Church Development are with you, Mark and your family.
    Denis Greene

  18. Carmen and Greg on November 29, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Dixie was a special lady and our thoughts and prayers are with Charlie and all the Leggett family.

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