Elizabeth Joan Dixon-Bare, 54, of Rock Island, died Saturday, November 16, 2019 at St. Anthony’s Nursing and Rehab Center, Rock Island, surrounded by her loved ones and friends. A Funeral Mass will be 10 am Thursday, November 21, 2019 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 9619 140th St. W., Taylor Ridge, Ill. A rosary will be recited at 3:30 pm Wednesday, November 20, 2019 followed by visitation from 4-7 pm at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, Milan. Burial will be at Edgington Cemetery. Memorials in care of QC Animal Welfare Center, St. Patrick Catholic Church or St. Anthony’s Nursing and Rehab Center.
Elizabeth was born in Moline, Illinois on September 24, 1965, a daughter of Stephen C. and Janice Verbeke Dixon. She graduated from Rockridge High School in 1983. While married to Scott Bare for a short time, Elizabeth lived in South Dakota where she earned a Doctor of Law Degree (J.S.D) from the University of South Dakota, graduating in 2002.
Elizabeth served a clerkship in South Dakota before coming back to Rock Island where she worked for the States Attorney’s office. She was currently employed as an attorney and contract specialist at the Rock Island Arsenal.
Elizabeth was quick witted and had a great sense of humor. She was a hard worker with great integrity, intelligence, sweet smile and so much more. Elizabeth loved animals, especially cats.
Those left to cherish her memory include her parents, Stephen and Janice Dixon, Matherville, Ill.; sisters, Julie (Scott) Bell, Viola, Andrea (Bradley) Schafman, Milan and Deanna (Rodney) Hawk, Moline; sister-in-law, Patti Dixon, Matherville; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and her fur-babies, Gabby, Lily and Fancy.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Steven “Butch” W. Dixon.
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