Sharon Lou Hixson, 66, of Wheaton, passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Mercy Hospital in Joplin.
She was born April 8, 1946, in Wichita, Kan., the daughter of Blain and Louise Howson. On Jan. 17, 1989, she was united in marriage to Clifford Dewayne "Wayne" Hixson, who survives.
Additional survivors include: one daughter, Irene Hixson, of Wheaton; and one brother, Tim Howson, of Oklahoma.
Preceding her in death were her parents and one sister.
She grew up and received her education in Wichita, Kan., where she graduated from high school and then attended beauty college. For 20 years, she was employed as a nurse's aid for St. John's Hospital (now Mercy Hospital) in Joplin. She attended Solid Rock Baptist Church at Wheaton.
No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are under direction of McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton.
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