Dixiebelle Elaine (Probert) Stribley

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A Celebration of Life for Dixiebelle Elaine (Probert) Stribley, age 79, of Enid, is 10:00 am, Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church of Enid, with Reverend Susan Southall officiating. Burial will follow in the mausoleum at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation for Dixie is from 6:00-8:00 pm, Tuesday, April 2nd at Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.

Dixie was born August 24, 1939 to Budd and Cornelia Probert in Waterloo, Iowa, and passed away Saturday, March 30, 2019 in Enid, Oklahoma. She graduated from Waterloo East High School with the Class of 1957 and began working as a secretary at Rath Packing. Dixie married Bob Stribley on September 8, 1962. She continued her employment at Rath's until the birth of her daughter, Angela Elaine on April 8, 1967, at which time she resigned to stay home with her daughter. Once Angela started school, Dixie began working at Allen Memorial Hospital, where she worked until the family moved to Ponca City, Oklahoma in January, 1974.

Dixie worked at Titus Manufacturing/Air System Components as an office manager for 29 years until her retirement in 2003. Following her retirement, Dixie and Bob moved to Enid, Oklahoma to be closer to Angela and her family.

Dixie enjoyed genealogy, watching baseball and football, working jigsaw puzzles and spending time with family and friends and her cat, Mittens. Her two grandchildren were the greatest joy of her life and she was always proud to share their most recent accomplishments with all who would listen. Dixie was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Enid where she enjoyed many close friendships, particularly those in the TNT Sunday School Class.

Dixie is survived by her husband Bob Stribley, of the home in Enid; her daughter Angela Combs and husband David of Enid; granddaughter Molly Lynne Combs, of Warr Acres, Oklahoma; grandson 2LT Ryan James Combs of Fort Benning, Georgia; and nephew, Jim Muir of Waterloo, Iowa who was raised with her as a brother. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Irene Moore.

The family requests memorials be made in her name to the Enid SPCA or 4R Kids with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home serving as custodian of the funds.

Condolences may be made and services viewed online at www.ladusauevans.com.
Published on March 31, 2019
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8 posts

JIm Prietto
Apr 12, 2019
So sorry to hear about Dixie's passing. We shared the genealogy bug, as we are distant cousins. I always associate her with the Proberts, and with Oklahoma State football. May she rest in peace. My condolences to the family.
Bob & Phyllis Pledger
Apr 04, 2019
Bob, Angela and family. We were heartbroken to hear about the loss of your beloved Dixie. It’s very important at this difficult time to grieve but also to remember all the happy times and allow yourselves to smile at those thoughts. Praying for you.
Dana Whitsitt
Apr 04, 2019
Bob, I was so sorry to hear about Dixie. Just seems like yesterday when we were all working together at ASC. Give Angela my condolences also. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Take care.

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Nancy (Stevison) Carver
Apr 03, 2019
Bob, I don't know if you remember me, but my mom and dad, Arthur and Burnice lived next door to you guys on Sunnybrook and I visited with Dixie a lot when I would come to visit mom and dad. You two were very special neighbors and dad enjoyed visiting with you. I am sorry to hear about Dixie. May God be your comfort and your peace as you travel this difficult road. He will be ever so close to you . My prayers are with you and your family.
Sharon Ingram
Apr 01, 2019
Such a dear friend, Dixie was my rock at work. Always such a joy, we spoke daily for many years, I could of never done the job without her. She was "Always ", there when I needed a shoulder. My heartfelt sympathies, she was a dear and very loved.
Jean DeBonis Purdy
Apr 01, 2019
So sorry to read about Dixie's passing in the WCF Courier. Our family (DeBonis 923 Lincoln St. Waterloo, Iowa) use to live next door to her parents. I even lived with Mrs. Probert while I went to LPN school. We new the family well and even remember when Angela was born and you guys moved to Ponca City, OK. May GOD bless your family 🙏 at this time.
Verna Craig
Apr 01, 2019
Bob, So sorry to hear of Dixie's passing. She was a special person. Loved doing ceramics with her years ago and our walks in the neighborhood. I'm sorry I cannot be at the service as I am still working and the other Secretary is on vacation this week. I am alone in the office and cannot leave. May God comfort you in this difficult time of healing, Many blessings to you!
John Amerman
Apr 01, 2019
So sad to see this. Dixie was always such a nice person. Sending heartfelt condolences.