Gwen Dixon, 100

Gwen A.  Dixon, 100, of Wabash, died at 6:55 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, at her home. 

She was born Oct. 30, 1918, in Huntington County, to Farel and Erma (Tribolet) Flora.

Gwen was a 1936 graduate of Andrews High School. She married Esta Lewis Dixon on Oct. 11, 1941, in Huntington; he died April 4, 2001. She was a beautician for 25 years, volunteered at the Wabash County Hospital, and during World War II she worked at Lockheed as a Rosie the riveter.

Gwen was a longtime member of the St. Matthews United Church of Christ, and a current member of the Wabash Alliance Church. She was an avid basketball and football fan, and especially enjoyed the Indiana Pacers and Indianapolis Colts. She enjoyed golfing, fishing, card playing, gardening, and quilting. 

She is survived by two children, Larry (Lisa) Dixon of Alamosa, Colo., and Linda (Tim) Mylin of Noblesville; two grandchildren, Isaiah (Kristal) Mylin of Zionsville, and Maggie (Michael) Perry of Noblesville; four great-grandchildren, Rhett and Reign Perry of Noblesville, and Micaiah and Noah Mylin of Zionsville. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Debra Kay Dixon, great-granddaughter Willow Arabella Perry, sister June Maurer, and three brothers Keny Flora, Robert Flora, and Bill Flora.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 at Wabash Alliance Church, 1200 N. Cass Street, Wabash with the Rev. Todd Render officiating.  Family will receive friends from noon-2 pm Sunday, at the church. Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.

Preferred memorials are Wabash Alliance Church or the Gigi's Playhouse Downs Syndrome Achievement Center, 5909 E 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46250.

The memorial guest book for Gwen may be signed at

Posted on 2019 Oct 11