Karen S. Dragoo Dixon

July 9, 1950March 26, 2013

Connersville, IN

Karen S. Dragoo-Dixon, 62, of Glenwood, died Tuesday morning, March 26, 2013, at Fayette Regional Health Systems, Connersville.

A Franklin County native, Karen was the daughter of Robert Paul, Sr. and Marjorie Sorrell Richardson. She was a 1968 graduate of Eaton High School in Ohio and received a degree in business management from Marquette University in Michigan. Karen was employed as the office coordinator at Fayette Regional Health System Primary Care Center and had worked at Design and Manufacturing Rack Plant for over sixteen years. She was a member of the Orange Christian Church. Karen dearly loved her grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with her family. In her leisure time, she liked to travel, read and go shopping.

Karen is survived by her husband: R. Michael Dixon; her daughter and son-in-law: Brandi L. and Brian Johnson of Rushville; her twin grandchildren: Sam and Sarah Johnson; her brothers: Robert Paul Richardson, Jr. of Connersville; Charles Richardson and his wife, Amy of Dayton, Ohio; Thomas Richardson of Connersville; Kenny Richardson Vickers of New Trenton, Ohio; Dwayne Richardson of Connersville; nieces, nephews and many friends.

In addition to her parents, Karen was preceded in death by her first husband: James G. Dragoo who died April 6, 1980; and a brother: Rick Allen Richardson.

Funeral services for Karen will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Connersville, with Pastor Mike Hedrick of the Orange Christian Church officiating. Interment will follow in Orange Cemetery, Fayette County. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday where memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette County Cancer Society or to the Orange Christian Church. For additional information and to send condolences or memories, go to


  • Visitation Friday, March 29, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 30, 2013
  • Interment Saturday, March 30, 2013

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Jamie Kennedy

April 1, 2013

I just heard, Thinking of you and your family Brandi, you are in my prayers. With Love Jamie Kennedy

April 1, 2013

Brandi, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. I had no idea that she was even sick. I know that she loved you more than anything and as I looked a the pictures I'm sure the grandchildren are her pride and joy. Your Mom was a loving person not only to you but to her siblings. I know she will be missed. Prayers to all of you...Theresa Mains

Seth Coyle

March 31, 2013

My dearest sympathy to all of matter what it's never easy to loose someone we love:(

March 30, 2013

Brandi & Mike so sorry for your loss. We remember her with great fondness. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Danny and Judy Sparks (Connersville)

Nisa Woodward

March 29, 2013

I have only known Karen for 6 years but feel like I have known her all my life. Such a wonderful loving person to know. She always had a smile on her face and was so easy to pull a prank on. Never a dull moment at work with Karen. I will miss her laugh and smile so much. Love you Karen, rest in peace sweet Karen.

Ed Woodward

March 29, 2013

I am lucky enough to say I have known Karen all of my life. I will miss her calling me "Little Drunk", and I can see her now giving her mom and Rick the biggest hugs. Rest in Peace.

Donna Coyle-Feeback

March 29, 2013

I know what a wonderful wife, mother and grandma she was. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Melinda & Caulin Bunzendahl

March 29, 2013

Sorry we couldn't be there to pay our respects. Thoughts and prayers to Brandi and Michael and rest of the family.

Vickie Porter-Valentine

March 29, 2013

Brandi and Mike...there are no words to express the depth of sadness that is felt now at the passing of Karen. Such a
beautiful and special woman. I was honored to count as friend.
My heart and prayers are with you.

March 29, 2013

Brandi, so very sorry to hear about your mom. She was a wonderful person. You & your family are in our thoughts and our prayers. Love you Brandi! Cindy Bowling & Family