Eileen Doris Dixon, 74 - Linn

Eileen Doris Dixon, age 74, of Hemlock Rd., Linn, West Virginia, departed this life at 8:04 p.m., Sunday, March 18, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness.

She was born June 25, 1937 in Jersey City NJ a daughter of the late Michael Joseph and Lottie Sosnowski Sciretta.

When she first arrived in WV in 1988 from Houston TX, she worked with the Adult Literacy program in Ravenswood. After moving to Linn in 1989 she began working as a Library Assistant at Robert F. Kidd Library at GSC and remained there until retirement in 2002. She attended St. Johannes Lutheran Church in St Clara. where she served several years on Church Council and as Treasurer. She was an avid reader and spent time after retirement at the Gilmer County Public Library with the Friends and the Book Club. She also spent some time as a Hospice Volunteer. She was a member of the Gilmer Gadabouts Red Hat Society.

She always enjoyed traveling with, and visiting with family and friends, both here and in Europe. Many of her travels in recent years were associated with the launch and commissioning of USS Jason Dunham, of which her nephew, Commander Scott Sciretta was captain.

On May 2, 1983 she was united in marriage to John Dixon who survives at their Linn home.

Surviving are two daughters and two sons survive, Linda Kirkpatrick and husband Richard of Rocky Mount NC, Karen Toth and husband Michael of Warwick, England, Kenneth Lasiewski of Rocky Mount NC and Leonard Lasiewski and wife Leslie of Georgetown TX; seven grandchildren, Ryan Kirkpatrick, Jennifer Sheton, Claire Lasiewski, Ava Lasiewski, Katy Toth, Amy Toth and Britney Lasiewski; and one great grandchild, Hayden Shelton; one nephew, Scott Sciretta of Memphis TN.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family having been preceded in death by one brother, Michael Sciretta.

A memorial service will be conducted at St. Johannes Lutheran Church, St Clara (Doddridge County) at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 21, 2012 with Pastor Linda Muhly officiating.

Family request in lieu of flowers donations be made to Hospice Care, PO Box 323, Burnsville, WV 26335 or donate blood to the American Red Cross.

Ellyson Mortuary, Inc. is assisting the family of Eileen D. Dixon with arrangements.