In Memory of

Myrtle M. Nixon

June 21, 1928 - December 29, 2010
Myrtle M. Nixon, the daughter of Elmer and Ruth (Hopkins) Sapp, was born June 21, 1928, in Albany, NE. Her childhood years were spent in Nebraska where she attended school. Her family moved to Riverton, Iowa in 1934, where she went to school and worked at Simpson Café in Shenandoah, IA where she helped peel potatoes. Myrtle enjoyed working indoors and taking care of her younger brother, Glenn. On May 1, 1946, Myrtle was united in marriage to Monas Nixon in Hiawatha, KS, and to this union five children were born: Clark, Byron, Roger, Brian, and Karen. Myrtle worked as a homemaker where she helped raise their children. She also sold cosmetics for Avon. Myrtle enjoyed reading books, cooking, and baking. Most of all, she loved being around her family and friends, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. On December 29, 2010, Myrtle passed away at Careage Hills Nursing Home in Cherokee at the age of 82. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Ruth Sapp; one son, Roger Nixon; her spouse, Monas Nixon; one granddaughter, Brooke Goetzinger; one sister, Margie Vickers; and one brother. She is survived by four children: Clark Nixon and his wife Rose of Cherokee, IA, Byron Nixon of Sunnyvale, CA, Brian Nixon of Culver City, CA, and Karen Goetzinger and her husband Michael of Martin, SD; one brother, Glenn Sapp of West Buro, MO; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; as well as other relatives and many friends.
SERVICES
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday, January 3, 2010, at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee.
OFFICIATING
Rev. Ray Kruger
CASKET BEARERS
Gail Swanson Mike Nixon Steve Nixon Mike Goetzinger Zachary Nixon Derek Nixon
VISITATION
Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 P.M. Sunday night at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. The family will be present during that time.
MUSIC
"Beyond The Sunset" "The Beautiful Garden of Prayer"
INTERMENT
Oak Hill Cemetery Cherokee, Iowa

Condolences

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Dana (File)Kies and Krista File”
- Dana Kies
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Dana (File)Kies and Krista File”
- Dana Kies
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Dear Karen and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was one of the people whoom I always remembered with great fondness from my time at grace Baptist Church.
May you draw comfort from knowing she is content in the arms of her savior and with your dad Monas once again.
My heart goes out to you all.”
- Brenda Beck
Sunday, January 2, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“We are so sorry for your loss, our deepest sympathy”
- Mike & Dayle Schallau
Sunday, January 2, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. We lived on 8th Street, just up the block from your home, while growing up. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. ”
- Dana (File) Kies and Krista File
Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Karen - Thinking about you with love and prayers.”
- Carol Risse
Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Dear Clark and family, I was sorry to hear of your mother's death. It is always hard to lose a parent even though we know that she is at peace.”
- Linda Fowler
Friday, December 31, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry Clark and Rosie and Karen. I has not been a good holiday season for you guys. May God give you strength!”
- Shirley and Gary Ruge
Friday, December 31, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss.”
- Wanita (Jones) Hope
Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“I miss my dear friend Myrtle since I used to read Our Daily Bread every afternoon. She always had such a sweet attitude & we shared a mutual love for God. I look forward to rejoining her in Heaven at my own passing soon.”
- Karn J.Monson
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