Dixie Lee (Patterson) Horton, 82, Hays, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at Good Samaritan Society, Hays.

She was born Feb. 5, 1936, in Anthony to Almer Allen and Ida Effie (Franklin) Patterson. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Fort Hays State University.

She married Fenton “Jerry” Horton on Sept. 9, 1956, in Salina. She was a long-time executive director for the Girl Scouts of Kansas with the Sunflower Girl Scout Council, doing so for 26 years.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Hays, where she was active in various church committees including the Presbyterian Women, Big Creek Quilt Guild, founding member of the Humane Society of the High Plains, Habitat for Humanity, Phi Kappa Phi and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Societies.

Survivors include her husband, Jerry, Hays; two sons, Frank Horton and wife, Karla, Nashville, Tenn., and David Horton and wife, Chris, Phoenix; three daughters, Laura Kolb and husband, Kelvin, Stockton, Lisa Hendershott and husband, Ronnie, and Linda Street, all of Hays; and six grandchildren, Darla Horton, Nashville, Caitlyn Hendershott, Lawrence, Amy Horton and Madison Horton, both of Phoenix, Brian Street, Hays, and Blair Street, Quinter.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Raymond, Alvin and Ray Patterson; and three sisters, Aileen Bond, Mary Byrd and Phyllis Murphy.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at The First Presbyterian Church, Hays.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the church.

Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to Girl Scouts, Habitat for Humanity or Humane Society of the High Plains and may be sent in care of the funeral chapel.

Condolences may be left by guestbook at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or by email at keithleyfuneralhomes@gmail.com