OBITUARY

Catherine "Kay" Dixon Schlosser

September 16, 1927August 6, 2018

Catherine Dixon Schlosser, “Kay” as she was known to her friends and family, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 6. She was preceded in death by her parents, Anson and Lydia Dixon; her brothers, Lester, Bernard, Frances, James, Vincent, and Al; and her beloved daughter, Joan Monahan. She is survived by her son, David Schlosser (Ellen) of Greensboro; daughter, Ann Pearman (Dennis) of Asheboro; two grandsons, Jonathan McCanless (Jessica) of Boone and Joseph Schlosser (Julie) of Raleigh. She also leaves three great grandchildren, Ashlyn, Madison, and Chase Schlosser. After her family, she was proudest of her career as a nurse. She graduated from St. Leo’s School of Nursing in 1945, was a nurse at St. Leo’s Hospital until it closed, then moved to Wesley Long Hospital and retired from there as the Assistant Director of Nursing in 1986. Kay was among the original members of St. Pius X Catholic Church, where she loved her “pew family” and she faithfully attended services and Bible studies and also volunteered each month on the Echoes newsletter with her daughter, Ann. She was the last of the original homeowners in the Kirkwood neighborhood, having lived there for 63 years. Many people in the neighborhood knew her as the “Walking Lady”, walking an hour a day on the Kirkwood streets, even on the day she passed at the age of 90. Kay never tired of learning, reading the Wall Street Journal daily and travelling when she could, including two trips to Europe and a trip to Canada along with annual beach trips to the Atlantis Lodge in Salter Path, NC. She loved to maintain her beautiful yard that was designed, planted and cared for by her son David, you could see her outside on almost a daily basis picking up twigs and pulling up ivy. The family would like to thank the staff of Greensboro Ophthalmology and Moses Cone Hospital for their care of her on her final day. In addition, many thanks to the neighbors and friends who have had so many kind words so say about her. Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 13, at St. Pius X Catholic Church on North Elm Street, followed by the funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. A reception will be held after the service in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, Kay would have preferred donations to Catholic Relief Services or the St. Pius X Catholic Church Building Fund. Online condolences may be made at www.haneslineberryfuneralhomes.com.

  • FAMILY

  • David Schlosser, Son
  • Ann Pearman, Daughter
  • Ellen Schlosser, Daughter-in-law
  • Dennis Pearman, Son-in-law
  • Jonathan McCanless, Grandson
  • Joseph Schlosser, Grandson
  • Ashlyn Schlosser, Great Grandchild
  • Madison Schlosser, Great Grandchild
  • Chase Schlosser, Great Grandchild
  • DONATIONS

  • St. Piux X Catholic Church

Services

  • Visitation Monday, August 13, 2018
  • Memorial Mass Monday, August 13, 2018
REMEMBERING

Catherine "Kay" Dixon Schlosser

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Ruth Cauvin

August 21, 2018

So sorry to learn of the unexpected and sudden passing of Aunt Catherine. I looked forward to and enjoyed
our twice yearly phone calls to stay connected and updated on the "Dixons"; notably the children of her
brother, Bernard. I am one of the 8 (4th oldest). We exchanged Christmas cards and enjoyed talking about
her lengthy walks. Aunt Catherine will be sorely missed as I looked forward to our phone conversations.
My thoughts and prayers are with you David and Ann and with your families/extended family and friends
during this most difficult time. I will have a Mass offered for her @ Mother of Mercy Catholic Church in
Washington, N.C. May God embrace all of you with His peace, love, mercy and compassion.

Ruth Ann

Bernadette Muratore

August 14, 2018

I remember many happy occasions with Aunt Catherine in Maysville, N.C. when we gathered at the old home place. Then we all scattered across the country. I am Bernard’s oldest daughter . My condolences to you and your families, Ann and David . Will have a Mass said for Aunt Catherine here in Greenville, SC .

Jackie Key

August 9, 2018

I have loved Catherine, as I have loved her precious daughter, Ann, since 1971. Catherine instilled such wonderful values and character into her children. I've been blessed to know Joanie and David through Ann and Dennis as well. I always admired Catherine's beauty, inside and out. I was blessed to "do her makeup" when I was a makeup artist for Lancôme years ago. She was always so modest and wouldn't believe me when I told her how gorgeous she was. This past Christmas time, I was gifted with an evening with Ann, her Mother, and her Mother's friend as we drove through the festively decorated neighborhoods on our way to Christmas Mass. It was glorious! Totally blessed my heart! I will always be thankful to sweet Catherine for having Ann, my longtime "bosom friend" as Anne of Green Gables said. Ann has been the best friend of my life, and I will forever owe my gratitude to Catherine for being the amazing Mother she was to her children.

Emily Jenkins

August 9, 2018

Catherine's daughter, Ann, is my mother's best friend. Although I did not spend much time with Catherine, Ann is a reflection of her love for the Lord and her grace of character. My mom, Jackie, has always spoken so highly of Catherine! I am positive of the glorious welcome she had into the Kingdom of Heaven and I hope that knowing this brings the family joy as they are hurting from the loss of their loved one here on Earth. I understand the grief of losing a parent and my heartfelt sympathy and love to Ann and her husband Dennis and the rest of the family.
With love and in prayer, Emily

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Catherine Dixon Schlosser, “Kay” as she was known to her friends and family, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 6. She was preceded in death by her parents, Anson and Lydia Dixon; her brothers, Lester, Bernard, Frances, James, Vincent, and Al; and her beloved daughter, Joan Monahan.
She is survived by her son, David Schlosser (Ellen) of Greensboro; daughter, Ann Pearman (Dennis) of Asheboro; two grandsons, Jonathan McCanless (Jessica) of Boone and Joseph Schlosser (Julie) of Raleigh. She also leaves three great grandchildren, Ashlyn, Madison, and Chase Schlosser.
After her family, she was proudest of her career as a nurse. She graduated from St. Leo’s School of Nursing in 1945, was a nurse at St. Leo’s Hospital until it closed, then moved to Wesley Long Hospital and retired from there as the Assistant Director of Nursing in 1986.
Kay was among the original members of St. Pius X Catholic Church, where she loved her “pew family” and she faithfully attended services and Bible studies and also volunteered each month on the Echoes newsletter with her daughter, Ann. She was the last of the original homeowners in the Kirkwood neighborhood, having lived there for 63 years. Many people in the neighborhood knew her as the “Walking Lady”, walking an hour a day on the Kirkwood streets, even on the day she passed at the age of 90. Kay never tired of learning, reading the Wall Street Journal daily and travelling when she could, including two trips to Europe and a trip to Canada along with annual beach trips to the Atlantis Lodge in Salter Path, NC. She loved to maintain her beautiful yard that was designed, planted and cared for by her son David, you could see her outside on almost a daily basis picking up twigs and pulling up ivy.
The family would like to thank the staff of Greensboro Ophthalmology and Moses Cone Hospital for their care of her on her final day. In addition, many thanks to the neighbors and friends who have had so many kind words so say about her.
Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 13, at St. Pius X Catholic Church on North Elm Street, followed by the funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. A reception will be held after the service in the parish hall.
In lieu of flowers, Kay would have preferred donations to Catholic Relief Services or the St. Pius X Catholic Church Building Fund.
Online condolences may be made at www.haneslineberryfuneralhomes.com.