Dixie Black

Dixie Ann Black (Godfrey)

Friday, July 20th, 1934 - Thursday, January 16th, 2020
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Dixie Ann (Godfrey) Black, 85 years old, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on January 16, 2020, in Arkansas.
Celebration of life services will be 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, KS. Burial will follow in the Sugar Creek Cemetery, Rushville, MO. Visitation will be at 1 pm until time of service. In lieu of flowers she requested memorial contributions to St. Jude's Hospital, Memphis Tennessee and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at
Dixie was born on July 20, 1934 in Atchison, KS the daughter of Robert and Laura Mae (Neu) Godfrey. Dixie was a sports fanatic. After moving to Mountain Home, Arkansas where her son lives, she had to get all of the channels that showed Jayhawk and Chief's games, and most of all her beloved Royals. Mrs. Black was also very committed to St. Jude's Hospital and was thrilled when she was able to tour the facility.
In 1952 she married Donald Armontrout. They later divorced. In 1972 she married the love of her life Ernest Black. He preceded her death in 2006. Dixie is survived by son's Steven (Victoria) Armontrout, Dale(Sue)Black, and daughter Vicki Armontrout (Jimmy) Means. Also surviving are her beloved granddaughter Lisa (Matt) Forschler and grandson Jason (Anisha) Armontrout. She always said they were her life. Mrs. Black is also survived by 8 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren and many special nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, 7 brothers and sisters.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 25th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Saturday, January 25th, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Chapel
    800 Kansas Ave.
    ATCHISON, KS 66002
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  • Service

    Saturday, January 25th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, January 25th, 2020 2:00pm
    Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Chapel
    800 Kansas Ave.
    ATCHISON, KS 66002
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Craig Lantz
  • Interment

    Sugar Creek Cemetery
    HWY 116
    RUSHVILLE, MO 64484
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Roxanne R. Spellmeier

Posted at 01:28am
My belated condolences to all the family of a beautiful lady whose heart was bigger than she was. The page isn't big enough to express all the love and kindness she always showed to me and my son throughout the many years I knew her. She even shared one of her dollies, from her prized collection of many, with me. No kinder gesture can be found than when one unselfishly gives from the heart, from what they have. She will not be forgotten. For just as our love will keep her alive in our memories so God’s love is proved by His memory of Dixie in every detail. If not one sparrow falls to the ground without His notice, certainly he will not forget such a lovely lady and the promises he extends to all.—Matthew 10:29,31; John 5:28, 29, Revelation 21:4; Psalm 37:11, 29. My thoughts and prayers are with all.

Diane Wilkins

Posted at 09:58pm
I Loved when Dixie came in to the office as she always made me smile. She was full of spunk and loved to share a story. She was a die hard KU basketball fan and loved her Royals. I know she is up there dancing with Ernie. Enjoy your next adventure Dixie! .

vicki means Posted at 10:32pm

Thank you for the wonderful comments at mom's service. You were a daughter to her and whenever we talked she would say "how's MY Diane". Love you sister Di!

Sherry Baker

Posted at 12:04am
Steve and Vicki, I am sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you,
Sherry (Smith) Baker
Kansas City, MO

Diane Perkins

Posted at 04:33pm
Steve and Victoria,
Sorry for your loss. Keeping all of you in our prayers.
Mike and Diane Perkins

Alma Murray

Posted at 10:11am
I graduated with Dixie at Atchison high school. I always thought of Dixie as a special friend— what a fun person to be with! Memories include: when we had very young children she and her kids visited us in KC, slumber parties as young girls, her trying to teach me to smoke( I never learned) trying to sing “Country Roads”, her nice Christmas card this last Christmas and Most of all her infectious laugh. Truly sorry for all of or loss! Alma Johnston Murray

vicki means Posted at 03:23pm

Alma, I remember you and there were a lot of times we talked about her friends and you and Darlene Cowan were always on the best friends list. God Bless you. Vicki Armontrout Means

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