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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.