Pixie Wilkinson, 64, of Corning passed away Thursday, July 24, 2020, at Bergan Mercy CHI Health Hospital, in Omaha, Nebraska. Funeral Services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at Pearson Family Funeral Service and Cremation Center in Corning, with Mr. Larry Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Strand Lutheran Cemetery, rural Adams County. Open visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the family. Memories may be shared at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.
Pixie May Wilkinson, the daughter of Willis and Darlene (Armstrong) Walton was born Nov. 15, 1955, at Rosary Hospital in Corning. Pixie grew up and lived most of her life around Corning. She was the first in her family to graduate from Corning High School, doing so in 1974.
After graduation, she married Virgil Dean Wilkinson June 15, 1974. Three children were born to this union: Shelly Lynn, Shawn David, and Wendy Dale Wilkinson.
Pixie’s children meant everything to her and she wanted them to know how much she loved them and how proud she was of them. She recalled how they would always do what their dad wanted them to do. Pixie was especially proud that they all graduated from high school. Pixie used to tell the kids that Shelly was their “love child,” that Shawn was “kinda planned”, and Wendy was a surprise, but they were all loved very much, each in their own way.
Pixie was a proud grandmother and loved her grandchildren and daughter-in-law Corey. In Pixie’s own words she thanked Shelly for growing up so fast and helping with the house and cooking and cleaning, especially when their dad got sick, then passed away. Shelly is a wonderful daughter and sister. Shawn for being there for me as a little man. He was trying at times, but with a whole lot of grandpa’s and grandma’s help, he turned out to be a good man. Wendy for standing by me and helping when the other kids went out on their own. You all are wonderful kids.
Pixie enjoyed two-stepping and dancing with the boys: Chad, Chris, Brian, and Chad J. She also loved to try to play pool. She liked going to family dinners and party with family and friends.
Left to cherish Pixie’s memory are her children: Shelly Wilkinson of Carbon, Shawn (Corrine) Wilkinson of Corning, Wendy Wilkinson of Corning; five grandchildren: Riley, Owen, Sawyer, Josey and Hunter; brothers: Rick Walton of Lenox, Terry Walton of Corning; Larry Walton of Newton; Kelly (Cheryl) Walton of Corning; sisters: Vickie (Jim) Kuhn of Corning, Dixie Walton of Corning, Mitzi Walton of Corning, Trixie Walton of Villisca, Tracy Cobb of Villisca; brother-in-law: Gaylord (Libby) Wilkinson of Corning; sister-in-law Linda Szabo of Des Moines; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and all the kids who called her “mom.”
Pixie was preceded in death by her parents; husband Virgil; father-in-law and mother-in-law: Harold and Lois Wilkinson; two brothers: Russell and Willie Walton; brothers-in-law: Stan Richey; Mike Cobb.
“Live for living and love each other and dance and be happy in life”.