Dixie Lee Etzwiler

Birth Date: 
Monday, June 10, 1957
Date of Passing: 
Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Dixie Lee Etzwiler, 62, of Wooster went home to be with the Lord on April 21, 2020 at Smithville Western Care Center.  Mom battled dementia for years and lost her battle to Covid-19.

Mom was born June 10, 1957 to Lyle Tomes and the late Thelma (Roy) Williams in Lodi, Oh.  She spent the majority of her early years in Lafayette.  At the age of 12, mom moved to Medina and then Creston in 1976.  Most of her adult life was spent between Medina and Wayne County.

Mom enjoyed crocheting, doing her cross stitch, watching soap operas and wrestling.  She enjoyed spending time with her boyfriend Charlie Miller and her grandchildren.  Mom attended church at Parkview Christian Church.

Surviving are her daughter Christina McKinney of Wooster and son Andrew (Brittany) Caine of Lodi; grandchildren Triston, Kaylynn, Kyle, Cirston, Nathan and Dustin of Wooster; brothers Michael (Darlene) Tomes of Rineyville, KY, Robert Tomes of Wooster, Matthew (Carolyn Welton) of Lyman, SC and Roy (Jennifer) Williams of Mt. Vernon; sisters Heidi (Ken) Imhoff of Akron and Melanie (Jesse) Keene of Lodi and best friends Loretta Veres and Renee Bauer and her father Lyle Tomes.

Mom was preceded in death by her daughter Michelle Caine, her father and mother Roy and Thelma Williams and a grandson Michael Bourgoin.

Private family services will be held for the family.  Burial will take place at Oak Grove Cemetery in Shreve.  A Celebration of Life for mom will be set at a later date.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

The family would like to thank the staff at Smithville Western for all the care and laughs they had with Dixie.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the funeral home to help defray expenses.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com

Memorial Contributions: 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the funeral home to help defray expenses.


A Celebration of Life for mom will be set at a later date


Chrissy And Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I hope you can find comfort knowing that she is now resting under the wings of Jesus. My love to you all..

Chrissy and family I send my condolences to you. Dixie was a sweet lady. She will be dearly missed. Prayers for comfort during this time os loss.

My prayers to you and your family. She was such a lovely lady.

Sending love and prayers to all, Dixie I'll miss you and love you always

Dixie always kept it interesting when I spent any time with her! What a sweet...and ornery...soul!! She will be missed! Much love and many hugs and prayers to all who call her family!

Dixie was an awesome lady...I loved getting to know her..may God be with the family in there time of sorrow...praying for you all...

Seems like words aren't enough to let you all know how very sorry I am for your loss. May our beloved Cousin Dixie Lee rest in heavenly peace with Grandma and Grandpa Tomes- she will not be forgotten- forever in our hearts !!

Dixie, you are with our lord and savior Jesus and our father in heaven god, there is no more pain only happiness, i’m Sure grandma and grandpa tomes are with you and that should be a wonderful time, miss you Dixie

My heartfelt condolences to Chrissy and Andy on the passing of their mother, my cousin Dixie. Her good soul will always be remembered. I hope you rest now Dixie , in the peace of heaven where you can watch over those who loved and cherished you.

So sorry for your loss I loved Dixie she made me laugh she’s in a better place now sorry again

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