Dixie L. Scobbie, age 66, of Stewart Ave., Greenville, passed away January 1, 2021 in UPMC Shadyside after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born in Mt. Pleasant, PA on February 9, 1954 to John “Jack” Connors and Dixie Agnes (Washabaugh) Connors. Dixie was a graduate of Greensburg High School and received her B.S. in Genealogy Degree from Thiel College in 1975. She was previously employed at Walmart in Greenville for ten years.

Dixie was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Greenville. She had worked with the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in Greenville. Dixie enjoyed painting, crafts, mid-eastern dancing and held a black belt in karate.

On August 9, 1980, she married John M. Scobbie, Jr., he survives. Also surviving is her daughter; Dixie Nicole Sowash of Greenville, a son; John M. Scobbie-Pier and his wife Gina of Stanford, NC, a brother; Jack Connors of Chicago, IL and three grandchildren; Alicia M. Sowash, Aaliyah Sowash and Taylor Sowash. She was preceded in death by her mother; Dixie Agnes Monpart and husband Frank, her father John “Jack' Connors and his wife Alice, a son-in-law; William Sowash and a sister-in-law; Arlene Connors.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 16, 2021 from 12:00-5:00pm at the White Dragon Karate School, 28 Shenango St., Greenville. A Formal Memorial Service will be planned for the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15205. Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.



  1. Sabrina and Shayne Smith Sabrina and Shayne Smith
    January 5, 2021    

    Dixie was such a kind neighbor! She always had some truly amazing stories, and words of wisdom. She was always had a smiling face and a kind heart. Condolences to the Scobbie family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you

  2. Kim Hyde Kim Hyde
    January 5, 2021    

    So very sorry for your loss

  3. Dan Hogan Dan Hogan
    January 5, 2021    

    My deepest sympathies go out to the entire family. I knew Dixie to be a very thoughtful, helpful, and friendly person while her children and grandchildren attended St. Michael School, and fondly remember that she would help Alicia prepare a tasty “teacher appreciation” smorgasbord every year, which was always a big blessing to the entire faculty. She will also be missed by all of us who annually combine to rehearse and perform the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah, where she frequently added a big smile in addition to her vocal offerings.

  4. The Wasser Family The Wasser Family
    January 5, 2021    

    Sorry for.your.loss she was a great woman and a blessing to.US all.

  5. Cindy Glass Cindy Glass
    January 7, 2021    

    I h ave known Dixie for decades through Art Club. She was always kind, friendly, and creative. Apparently, in her younger days, she had been a professional belly dancer. She brought her costume to Art Club to show us. It was bright yellow, semi-transparent silk. The very wide belt was covered small brass(?) discs. Dixie had some interesting stories.

  6. Juliann Frye @ Family Juliann Frye @ Family
    January 8, 2021    

    My Deepest sympathy goes to the Scobbie Family , Many Thoughts @ Preyers are with all of you @ May Peace Be with You

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