The Fall 2010 issue of the Elyria Township Newsletter is dedicated in memory of township resident Dixie Slaughenhaupt, its first editor who left family and many friends on June 15, 2010.
Dixie L. Slaughenhaupt (nee Cole), 68, of Elyria Township, died Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at Aristocrat Berea. She was born January 8, 1942 in Galion, Ohio and was a 1960 graduate of Iberia High School.
She received her degree as a registered nurse from M.B. Johnson School of Nursing in 1963. She was employed as a registered nurse on the pediatric floor at EMH Regional Medical Center until leaving to raise her family. During the time her children were attending school she was involved in
P.T.A. at Crestwood and Westwood Schools and also was active with the Athletic Booster’s at Elyria West High School. While a resident at Amherst Manor Nursing Home, she volunteered at Shupe Elementary School, tutoring first grade students for which she received the Amherst Schools Crystal Apple Award. Dixie was a 45 year Elyria Township resident and had been co-editor of the Elyria Township Messenger. She had also worked on the township fire levy committee and was an election poll worker.
She was a 46 year member of First United Methodist Church, Elyria and a member of M.B. Johnson Alumni Association, Lorain County Historical Society, Elyria Historical Society and an avid Cleveland Indians fan.
Dixie is survived by her husband of 45 years, James F.; sons, Dr. James F. Slaughenhaupt of Waynesville, Ohio and John C. (Becky) Slaughenhaupt of Beaver Creek, Ohio; grand•children, Lindsey, Brett, Ryan, Makenna, Ella and Ava.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Marion and Mildred Cole and brothers, Clyde in 1970, and Richard in 2000.
In Dixie’s memory it was asked to perform a random act of kindness for a child.