She was born March 1, 1969, in Oakland, Calif., to Nate Pratt and Janice Beard. As an infant, she moved with her family to Parsons, where she grew up and attended schools. She was a 1987 graduate of Parsons High School and earned an associate’s degree from Labette Community College, where she also played softball and basketball.
Following college, she coached girls’ basketball at Parsons High School and later worked at the Youth Crisis Shelter, CLASS Ltd. and Cato. She then moved to Kansas City, where she worked at Shawnee Mission Medical Center for two years. Upon her return to Parsons, she worked at Labette Health as registration coordinator and clinic coordinator.
She was a member of Hamilton Chapel United Methodist Church and its God’s Leading Ladies group and was serving on the Parsons Housing Authority board. She was an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan and enjoyed cooking and listening to music. She was a very compassionate and caring person who especially enjoyed spending time with her family, friends and co-workers.
She married William Lee Dixon on June 10, 2006, in Las Vegas. He survives of the home.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her father, Nate Pratt of Olathe; her mother, Janice “Faye” Vital of Olathe; a stepdaughter, Leeyanna Rene Dixon of Olathe; and a host of family and friends.
The service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Parsons. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society and may be left at or mailed to Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.