Dixie Diane Grant

August 15, 1954December 29, 2019

Dixie Diane Grant, 65, of Bloomington passed away in her home on Sunday, December 29th, 2019. She was born to Ancle Everett and Yvonne Louise (Thomas) Martin on August 15th, 1954 in Bloomington, IL. On October 21st, 1990 she married Duane Grant in Bloomington. Dixie is survived by her husband, Duane; her children: April (Dan) Dennis of Liberty, IL, Diane (Brad) Hedstrom of Bloomington, and Dawn (Clint Fenwick) Zimmerman of Bloomington; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister Pat Grant of Jeff, IL, brothers Everett Martin of McLeansboro, IL, and David Wayne Grant of Kokomo, IN; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, four grandchildren, and by John and Ida Mae Hunsinger, who were like parents to her. She loved crafting, riding her Harley, and spending time with her family. She had an open door policy and a generous heart. She never met a kid she didn’t love and would never hesitate to help a neighbor or friend. She was a thirty-year survivor of breast cancer. A visitation will be held at East Lawn Funeral Home on Thursday, January 2nd from 10am-12pm with a funeral service immediately following. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made in Dixie’s honor to the American Cancer Society (


  • Visitation Thursday, January 2, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 2, 2020


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Carol Purcell

January 3, 2020

My mom was so blessed to be fostered by Dixie's Grandma and Grandpa Thomas. Her Mom and sisters were family to her. I felt so lucky to be a cousin to her and Pat, i was going to see her this spring. So sad I won't. Dixie you were so special. Miss you and still love you

Natalie Kinder

January 2, 2020

Where do I many memories I could share. You never turned anyone away. You took me and Joe Joe in from the day you met us when we moved into the trailer next door. God knew what he was doing when he put us next-door to you and Dad. You took us under your wing and loved us and treated us like your own from day one. You taught me so much. From how to make gravy and that God gave me a mouth and I better start using it! Anytime I was ever in need you were always there. You were a light in this dark world Momma. You left an impact on my life and it made a better person. I will never forget you Momma ❤️ I can still see us all dancing to classic country on Sunday nights! I can still here your laugh. It was so contagious! How I treasure your memory ❤️ Until we meet again ❤️

Sarah Nave

January 1, 2020

Thank you for everything Nana, if only I could tell you now... The camping trips, meeting your side of the family down south, the Thanksgiving dinners and Christmas get togethers. You really knew how to hold on to people that you loved. I'll never forget your dolphin room and the effort you made to make me feel as if I was a part of that family. You really showed love to everyone and I hope you continue that into your next life... Ive had to let a lot of things go this year, but your memories will not be one. From the bottom of my heart, thank you- and may you rest in peace. 😔

Jennifer Raigner

December 31, 2019

Me and Shawn will never forget you Aunt Dixie!! We have great memories with you and will hold them in are hearts Forever rest easy and we love you💗 Jen,Shawn and kids

Dawn Rhodes

December 31, 2019

I will miss Dixie's kind and creative soul. She was the light of every lighthouse she created! Her giggle was contagious and her smile was genuine. Rest in peace dear lady!