dixie lemasters
Dixie J. Lemasters, of Weirton, loving mother and grandmother, passed away on Christmas Day. She was 87. Dixie was born on March 16, 1933, in Middlebourne, WV, the eleventh of twelve children born to Henry and Sarah Nolan Crawford. Dixie grew up in Iuka, WV, where she met and eventually married her childhood sweetheart Kenneth Lemasters. In 55 years of marriage, Kenneth and Dixie were blessed with a son, a daughter, and three grandchildren. Dixie volunteered at Weirton General Hospital for many years. In 1979, she went to work at Weirton Medical Center. She spent the next 16 years in the Administration/Transport Department. In her free time, Dixie loved making crafts, crocheting, cooking, shopping and working in the flower garden in her yard. She never missed a child or grandchild's sporting event, no matter what the weather conditions were. If the Pittsburgh Pirates were on TV, you would find her glued to the television. Dixie has been a member of Kings Creek Union Chapel since 1956. She sang in the choir for 28 plus years and was an active member of the church's Ladies Aid. She was also a member of the Weirton Woman's Club for over 40 years. Most of all, Dixie will be remembered as a loving Christian always ready to help others in need. You could depend on Dixie. In addition to her parents, Dixie was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth E. Lemasters, Sr.; her daughter in law, Michele Lemasters, brothers, Clemit, Howard, Ora, Gail, Ross, Ray, and Carl and sisters, Edna Willey, Irene Blankenship, Betty L. Lemasters, and Faye Minor. Dixie was the last surviving aunt in the Crawford and Lemaster families. Dixie will be remembered with love by her son, Kenneth of Weirton; daughter, Debra L. Chesney and her husband Gordon of Moon Township, PA and her grandchildren, Kasey Lemasters and his fiancé Lauren Greb, Garrett and Kelly Lemasters. Friends will be received 4-7 PM Monday at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV, where funeral services will be celebrated at 11 AM Tuesday. There will be additional visitation on Tuesday, one hour prior to the service. Reverend Russel Shuluga will officiate. Interment will follow in Chestnut Ridge Cemetery, Florence, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Serra Foundation 2525 Pennsylvania Avenue Weirton, WV 26062 Share tributes and memories at www.grecohertnick.com 304-748-3219.

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  1. Deepest sympathy. I remember Dixie and her sister, Betty. Dixie was always so kind and a gentle spirit. Thoughts and prayers for her family.

  2. Ken, Debbie and family, Our deepest sympathy to all of you on the passing of your mom. I will always remember her from the Woodland Estates days. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Janice- Ollila Pepe

  3. With love and hugs, Kerry & Barbara, Kim & Dennie, Melissa & John Jolie and Austin, Brian & Brooke and Jace, Beth & Drew Ellie and Auron, & Nathan

  4. Your death closes a chapter in our family history. ALL of the Brothers and their wives are gone now. We are left to carry on the love and memories of the family. RIP Aunt Dixie Kim

  5. Growing up in Iuka I have good memories of the Crawford and Lemaster family. Dixie’s father, and my grandfather worked several years side by side tending to natural gas wells in Tyler and Wetzel county. Ron Wilcox

  6. Debbie, Our deepest condolences to you and your family during this time. Your mother was such a nice person.

  7. Dear Debbie, Thinking of you at this sad time. I will never forget our times together at WH as we saw our moms through everything as best we could. Reacquainting with a classmate known since grade school was a bright spot in those days for me. May you find peace and comfort that your mom is now at rest and earthly struggles done. Condolences to you and your family. Sincerely, Kathleen (Paboucek) Alatis

  8. Sending my deepest sympathy. Dixie was a very special lady and good friend to my mom (Josephine Viola) Sincerely, Jane Chuma

  9. Sweet peace dear Dixie our lives have been blessed. All of your life you’ve given your best. First to the Lord, then your family and to all of your friends, your love and loyalty. We will miss the sound of your voice, today you are living where angels rejoice, in that beautiful place the Savior has promised to all who’ve been faithful all of their days.

  10. Dear family.. I’m so sorry for your loss. Due to Covid we don’t go out much, but I was there in my heart. Love, Carol Sue

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