Martha Dixon Mary Dickson Die: 90-year-old Twins Die Hours Apart

January 2, 2015 | By Garrett Montgomery More

Martha Dixon, Mary Dickson die at age 90. Twin sisters, Martha Dixon and Mary Dickson died few hours apart on Christmas Day, leaving many children and grandchildren behind.

Martha Dixon Mary Dickson die

The headline “Martha Dixon Mary Dickson die at 90,” has moved many on the internet. On Christmas Day, a family in Illinois lost two sisters just hours apart.

But while they are mourning, there is a sense of happiness to know that Martha Dixon and Mary Dickson will forever be together.

Twin sisters, Martha Dixon and Mary Dickson, died at the age of 90 in their Granite City home, surrounded by their children and grandchildren.

Martha Dixon and Mary Dickson were born on September 26, 1924 in Bear Springs, Tennessee, and were very close. According to a relative, Martha Dixon and Mary Dickson died in the early morning hours, just 2 hours and 15 minutes apart.

It is believed that the sisters died of natural cause. It is also being reported that one of the twins was battling Alzheimer’s Disease. The duo was so tight that they married brothers.

Martha wed William Dixon, while Mary was married to Thomas E. Dickson. One of the brothers was forced to change the spelling of his last name to re-enlist in the military.

It is not revealed, which one went through the name change. Both Martha Dixon and Mary Dickson were widowers. In a brief interview with local media outlets, Diana Hargis, who is Mary’s daughter explained that her aunt was a homemaker, while her mother worked in credit at Famous-Barr for 18 years.

When Mary Dickson retired from the department store, she moved in with Martha Dixon in order to help and keep each other company. According to the mourning daughter, Martha and Mary had a strong bond, which implied that they fought like sisters and loved each other only like sisters could.

Hargis revealed that her mother passed away while “Santa Baby” was playing, and went on to explain what the holiday tune meant to her:

“When my dad passed away, she never really talked about him, but she kept asking me, ‘Have you found me a man yet?’ And I told her two weeks ago, I said, ‘Mom, if you’re really good, maybe Santa will bring you one for Christmas.’ And he did. He took her home to my dad.”

Amy DeConcini, Mary’s granddaughter, shared that the sisters were happy to start their story together and end it together:

“For twins to go out on the same day like that, two hours apart, it’s like one had to take the steps to pass and then help other one get through that. Having them [pass away] together was peaceful but brokenhearted at the same time,”

Martha Dixon and Mary Dickson will be laid to rest at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, January 3, 2015 in the Sunset Hills Cemetery in Glen Carbon.

A donation in the names of the sisters can be made to the Alzheimer’s Disease Research or the Lions of Illinois Foundation.

Martha Dixon and Mary Dickson die, but their memory will live through their loved ones.

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