Norma Jean Dixon

Norma Jean (Hodges Gideon) Dixon , 79, of Mason City, passed away at Mason City Area Nursing Home at 7:19 p.m. on Thursday, August 2, 2018. She was born November 21, 1938, in Sparta, Missouri, to Loyal “Leland” and Wilda Eileen (Robinson) Hodges. She married Odell Dixon on December 10, 1993 at United Methodist Church in Springfield, IL.
Norma Jean is survived by her husband, Odell, of Mason City; six children: Gaileh Jean Gideon (Mark) Barrow of Mason City, Matthew Jay Gideon of Long Beach, CA, Russ Dixon of Mason City, Brenda (Rick) Harvey of Mason City, Ron (Lisa) Dixon of Normal, IL, Rod (Kelly) Dixon of Mason City; eight grandchildren: Cole Barrow of Santa Monica, CA, Luke Barrow of Seal Beach, CA, Hallie Barrow of Lincoln, IL, Chris Ingram of Pekin, IL, Craig Ingram of Mason City, Ryan Dixon of Mason City, Skylar Dixon and Rylee Dixon, both of Normal, IL; three great-grandchildren: Bronson Gideon Barrow of Seal Beach, CA, Daisy Poe Robbins of Lincoln, IL, and Hayes Ingram of Pekin, IL. Also surviving are three siblings: Marvin Hodges of Columbia, Missouri, Millie Nelson of Rogersville, Missouri and Stanley Hodges of Cassville, MIssouri. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Donald Lee Gideon, one son: Mark Allen, and one brother.
Norma Jean was a member of Community Chapel in Mason City. She enjoyed gardening, fishing and watching the Chicago Cubs.
Visitation will be held at Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., also at the funeral home. Rev. Curt McCallister will officiate. Burial will follow the services at Mason City Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Online memorial messages may be left for the family at
Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City is in charge of arrangements.