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Dixie R. Cotter
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Dixie R. Cotter

Dixie R. Cotter, 86, St. Joseph, Missouri, formerly of King City, Missouri, passed away Friday, December 29, 2017, at her home.
She was born October 28, 1931, to Henry Edwin and Abby Kathryn (Taylor) Durbin in Berlin, Missouri.
Dixie married Darrel Cotter August 26, 1950. He preceded her in death June 8, 2016.
She was a Licensed Practical Nurse for 27 years and also worked at King City Manor, Albany Regional Center, and United Cerebral Palsy.
Dixie enjoyed the Cardinals baseball as well as cooking, entertaining, and family. She loved flowers, especially pansies. Dixie was a member of the Baptist faith, and she was always with those who needed help caring for them.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; grandchild, Skyler Durbin Downing; sisters, Frances Smith and Eva Jean Hart; and brothers, Carl Durbin and Wallace Durbin.
Survivors include her daughter, Beth Downing, St. Joseph; son, Kirby Cotter (Bridget), Kansas City, Missouri; grandchildren, Sibyl Downing, Sonya Roe (Victor), Shayla Ebersold (Lee), Spensyr Downing, Shayfer Downing, Selayna Downing, Alison Gifford (Andy), Wesley Cotter (Betsy), Katie Kelsheimer (Brad), Thomas Cotter (Whitney), David Cotter (Deanna), and Mia Cotter; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Marjorie Humphrey; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Farewell Services 3:00 P.M. Saturday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. The family will receive friends following the service. Inurnment King City Cemetery at a later date. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to UCP or Jonathan Garlock Ministries. Online guest book and obituary at

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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory

5005 Frederick Blvd.
Saint Joseph, MO 64506





4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory

5005 Frederick Blvd.
Saint Joseph, MO 64506

Cemetery Details


King City Cemetery

King City, MO

Memorial Contribution

Jonathan Garlock Ministries

United Cerebral Palsy

3303 Frederick Ave.
St. Joseph, Missouri 64506

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