Dixie L. Root

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35 Railroad Street Plymouth OH 44865 5/4/2013 14:00:00

35 Railroad Street Plymouth OH 44865 5/4/2013 16:00:00

Dixie L. (Fortney) Root, age 70, resident of Plymouth, Ohio passed away on Friday, April 26, 2013 at Hillside Acres Nursing Home in Willard, Ohio following a lengthy 2 year illness. She was born on June 7, 1942 in Shelby, Ohio to the late Robert and Ruth (VanBuskirk) Fortney and had been a life long Plymouth resident. She was a 1960 graduate of Plymouth High School and had worked as a teller at several area banks over the years. She enjoyed playing the piano, painting and gardening.
She is survived by her husband, James C. Root; two daughters, Shannon (Root) Lee of Columbus; and Shelly (Root) Strong of Plymouth; two grandchildren, Daniel Strong of West Virginia; and Tina Strong of Willard; two great grandchildren, Alexis and Xavier; and one sister, Jeanine (Fortney) Crossmon of Columbus.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Plymouth, Ohio on Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM where a memorial service will be held at 4:00 PM with Reverend Blanche Tyree officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in Greenlawn Cemetery in Plymouth. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions should be made to the First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Plymouth. Online condolences can be made at www.secorfuneralhomes.com


karen christopher - May 8, 2013

Jim and Girls,
Steve and I were sorry to hear about Dixie’s passing. I smile when I think of the crazy things we did in high school, the PJ parties at her grandmothers and the friendship we shared during different times of our lives.
I’m sure she will be missed. My heart and prayers are with you.
Karen (Webber) & Steve Christopher
Spring Hill, TN

Debbie Hoffman Oney - May 2, 2013

To the family of Dixie she was such a special person and I will never forget how happy she was.
She always made me smile when we were young or when we were older . My prayers are with the family.

ESUE Admin Assistant's Group - May 1, 2013

Dear Shannon: We wish to express our sincere condolences to you and your family. May peace and comfort surround you during this difficult time. ESUE Superheroes (smile:)

Myra Brinson Miller - Apr 30, 2013

Sorry to hear that we lost another classmate. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time

Peggy Dawson Pleasnick - Apr 30, 2013

My niece Michele said it best–memories of Dixie alway bring a smile to my face, also. Although our memories are of different times in our lives–she as a teenager and me with memories of Dixie that go much further back to growing up together, our feelings are the same–what a special person Dixie was and I am thankful for having had her for a friend. My prayers go out to your entire family, also.

Alice McDougal Grove - Apr 29, 2013

Jim, Shannon & Shelly,
I’m so saddened to hear about Dixie’s passing. We went back a very long way, back on Sandusky Street. I loved her personality, sense of humor and love of people. May she rest in peace, and may all of you find comfort in knowing her suffering is over. God Bless all of you.

Wendy Ayres Daniel - Apr 29, 2013

To the Root Family – I am saddened to hear of Dixie’s passing. I will always remember her spunk! May she be at peace now and may your faith, family and friends be with you during this time and the days ahead.

Pat Weatherbie - Apr 29, 2013

Jim and family
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time. Dixie was always an energetic and happy individual. She will be missed by all who knew her. Pat and Wayne Weatherbie

Pat Weatherbie - Apr 29, 2013

Jim and family
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time. Dixie was always an energetic and happy individual. She will be missed by all who knew her. Pat and Wayne Weatherbie

Caywood - Apr 28, 2013

Jim and Family:
We were saddened to read of your loss. We know she is in a far better place. Dixie was one in a million. Take conmfort in knowing that she will be missed by many who knew her and loved her. Our prayers are with you all.
Max and Linda Caywood, The Villages, Florida

Gina Brown - Apr 28, 2013

While saddened by Dixie’s passing, I am relieved she and her family are no longer suffering. Dixie painted the world with her own color. I am holding you in my thoughts and prayers.

Nancy McClure - Apr 28, 2013

I will miss my Dixie,she was a special cousin and a great friend.I feel comfort in knowing she is now at peace.I loved her so much.My love to Jim Shannon and Shelley. 4/28/13

Diana (Miller) Enyedi - Apr 28, 2013

Jim Shannon and Shelley,
My condolences to you. Dixie was a special person. Peace to you all and to Dixie. I hope Nancy (Miller) Webber and she are fondly reminiscing, today.

Michele Metcalfe - Apr 28, 2013

Memories of Dixie always brought a smile to my face. Her laugh was infectious, and her warmth and kindness helped me through many storms as a young teenager. Although we lost touch throughout the years, I never forgot the love and support she gave me during those rough times. She will not be forgotten. My prayer go to her entire family.

Joyce and Jobie Hughes - Apr 28, 2013

Jim and Family, we are saddened to hear of Dixie’s passing. She was such a special person. when Plymouth and Shiloh HSs were put together (so many years ago), Dixie was one of the first from the Class of 60 to welcome me. Memories are the legacy of love. You have our sympathy and prayers.

Elaine - Apr 27, 2013

Root family–What a special person Dixie was–she had a unique perspective on the world. And she was a great artist and lover of nature. She will be missed. You have my prayers and sympathy.