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Dixie Bergman, age 70, of Iantha, MO went to be with her heavenly father April 1, 2012 after a lengthy illness and a recent fall.

Dixie was born to George and Opal (Keltner) Sharp. She graduated Jasper High School in 1959 and  married her high school sweetheart, Ron Bergman on May 30, 1959.

She was active in the Iantha Methodist Church and loved her church family as well.

Dixie had been a certified seed tester and office manager in the Barton County Area for 23 years.  She worked at Wal-Mart in Lamar for 6 years before poor health forced her to retire.

Dixie enjoyed reading, gardening, and her flowers, but mostly spending time with her family and precious grand children.  She will be remembered most by her sweet smile and kind heart.  She loved God and her family and will be sadly missed.

Surviving Dixie are her husband of 53 years; one son Randy Bergman; one daughter Rhonda and Jim Yates, all of Iantha; two grandsons, Josh and Wendy Myers, of Carterville,  Ryan and Sarah Myers, of Carl Junction; three great grandchildren, Eirelyn, Killian and Finnigan with two more to be born in November; one sister Eva May DeGraffenried of Sarcoxie; several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death are her parents, one brother Gilbert Sharp and a sister Mary Mevius.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 pm Wednesday April 4, 2012 at Daniel Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 2:00 pm Thursday March 5, 2012 at Daniel Funeral Home with Rev. Roger McKee officiating.  Burial will be in Waters Cemetery.

Contributions are suggested to Iantha United Methodist Church in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


#17 Lamar, MORhonda & Brad Overstreet & Rub 2012-04-06 17:05
Rhonda, Randy & Ron,
We were saddened to hear of your loss. Dixie was such a sweet,caring person and everyone loved her. She always was so friendly and genuinely caring. Yes, you will miss her, but as Christians we have that promise of being reunited one day. God bless each of you and we will be praying for you.
#16 Janice Orahood & son, John Ora 2012-04-05 14:09
Ron, Randy, and family,
Sorry to here of your loss. Hoping you can take your feeling to the Lord!
#15 Bentonville, AREarl and Sharon Weber 2012-04-05 10:07
We were so sorry to hear about Dixie's passing. She was a special person and will be greatly missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Earl and Sharon Weber
#14 Denver, COKaren Johnston 2012-04-05 08:04
No words can say how much Dixie's sweet smile and being will be missed. My prayers are with you.
#13 Lamar, Mo.Vickie Clark 2012-04-04 23:20
Rhonda and Bergman Family, I am so very sorry to hear about Dixie. Her smile and soft spoken voice cannot be duplicated by anyone. She was truly a sweet and caring person. She will be missed by anyone that was lucky enough to know her. My thoughts and prayers and deepest sympanthy goes out to you and your family.
#12 Buster, Shannon Crutcher 2012-04-04 19:34
Ron and Randy,
Our prayers and thoughts are with you. You were blessed with a wonderful lady. Here smile,and sweet voice shall be a wonderful memory always. May the Lord give you peace.
#11 Nevada, MoPeggy Jo Taffner Gilkey 2012-04-04 18:27
Rhonda, I am so sorry to here of the loss of your Mom. She always had a smile and would ask how my Mom was doing every time I was in Wal Mart. She was a very kind lady. Know our family will be praying for yours. Your old friend...Peggy Jo
#10 Liberal, MOAnna Morris 2012-04-04 16:22
I just want to say to all of the family of Dixie Bergman how truly sorry I am for the loss of your loved one. I know she is watching over each and everyone of you. Dixie has the most Beautiful smile and always a friendly person anytime I ever saw her.She will always be with you in spirit. I know it will be hard for awhile because it is never easy to lose somebody you love. Just know I am thinking of you all. You are in my Heart and Prayers.
Love to all and to Rhonda Sue...know I am with you you my dearest friend.....Anna
#9 LamarBillie Reno 2012-04-04 15:21
I am so sorry for your loss-I too will miss her Bright Smile.
#8 Carl Junction, MORyan and Sarah Myers 2012-04-03 16:46

You were truly one of a kind. No one could ever make anyone feel love and warmth like you could. your smile and laugh lifted the mood of those around you. We miss you very much Grandma but we know you are with us always in mind and spirit.

Love always,
Ryan, Sarah,
Eirelyn, Killian,
Finnigan and #4.

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