Dixie Lee Loftis, age 72, of Allison, Iowa, died December 23, 2016, at her home.
Dixie was born on December 15, 1944, in Waverly, Iowa, the daughter of Charles and Ruth (Stafford) Ebert. She married George Pruett in Waverly, Iowa and the couple would later divorce. Dixie then moved to Tucson, Arizona and attended the University of Arizona. Upon graduating she went to work for the Tucson Police Department as a dispatcher and part-time at the Load'n Chute Bar, rural Tucson. On March 4, 1987, Dixie was united in marriage to Terry Loftis at San Xavier Mission, Tucson, Arizona. Dixie was then relieved of her working duties and started traveling with Terry and became known as the Post Card Lady. She would always meet people in different towns and stay in touch with them, not only by post card, but an online paper she was editor of, named the Lofty Lines. In 2005, Dixie quit traveling with Terry and moved to Finchford, Iowa, to take care of her aging parents. She lost her home in the 2008 flood and then moved to her current residence in Allison.
Dixie was a member of Finchford Community Bible Church. She enjoyed attending church, writing post cards, and a day starting with going out for breakfast and then thrift store shopping or garage sales, however, what she enjoyed most was spending time with her family.
Dixie's memory is honored by: her husband, Terry Loftis of Allison; four children, George (Brenda) Pruett of Titonka, Iowa, Beth Sanders of Catalina, Arizona, Ben Pruett of Wilmington, North Carolina, and Rob Pruett of Allison, Iowa; ten grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Penny (Ray) Forsyth of Camdenton, Missouri. Dixie was preceded in death by: her parents; a son, Chris Pruett in 1995; and a sister, Mary Ebert.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 29, at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly where family will greet friends from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Dixie will then be cremated and memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 30, at Finchford Community Bible Church. Memorials may be directed to Finchford Community Bible Church and online condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com. 319-352-1187
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