Barbara Zee Schoeller
Barbara Zee Schoeller, 74, was born May 11, 1946, in Beaufort County, North Carolina. On August 15th, 2020, she lost her battle to kidney failure after many years of health issues. She was the youngest of 6 children born to Kenneth and Daisy Bell (Langley) Dixon, of Beaufort County, North Carolina, who preceded her in death.
Barbara, otherwise known to her friends and family as Zee, was an amazing God-fearing woman, with an unshakeable faith in Christ Jesus. She accepted Christ Jesus as her Lord and Savior as a child and was known to share her faith with just about anyone who crossed her path and led numerous people to know the Lord throughout her lifetime. Zee attended Eastern Christian College in Maryland, Milligan University in Tennessee, and Johnson Bible College in Tennessee. Zee was involved in the student ministry at Southland Christian Church in the 70's and deeply involved in the college ministry at Rolling Hills Church by volunteering to cook college lunch for the kids every Sunday. She attended James River Church, and in later years attended Bible Baptist Church in Springfield, Missouri.
Zee worked for Anderson Parks in Springfield, Missouri, for 8 years. She was co-owner of Dixon and Company Landscaping Company for 10 years. She also cleaned houses for several years. Zee ended her working life at The Montclair Retirement Community as a personal caretaker for many residents through Oxford Nursing.
Zee was a perfect example of a Proverbs 31 woman. She rose before anyone in her home and went to bed after everyone. No one in her household ever went without. She welcomed anyone into her home and treated them as family. Those who knew her spoke of her with amazement and grace. She was truly more precious than rubies.
Zee was very creative, crafty, and inventive. She loved bright colors and chose them for her jewelry, clothes, and hats. In later years, her hats were her signature. Even with the difficulties that she faced with her disabilities she always found a way around them. Zee would use scissors, hooks, bags, ropes, magnets, and pick-up tools to help her in her daily life. Her perseverance was astounding.
No matter what circumstances she was surrounded by, she never gave up. She always persevered. She was tenacious and courageous, stubborn and strong-willed. She always accomplished what she set out to do. Zee loved her family, and her family loved her dearly.
Proverbs 31:30 (NLT)
Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.
Zee was greatly praised by her family and by the Lord. As she was welcomed into heaven, being whole, healed and greatly rewarded, the words surely spoken to her from the Lord God were, "Well done my good and faithful servant."
Barbara (Zee) Schoeller is survived by her daughter Kim Schoeller and granddaughter Leila Stawarz, Howard William (Bill) Schoeller, brother Larry Dixon, countless nieces and nephews from the Dixon family of North Carolina, brother and sister-in-law Robert and Francine Schoeller, brother-in-law Gary Schoeller, and many nieces and nephews of the Schoeller family. She was preceded in death by her four older brothers: Donald, Rudolph, Benjamin, and Horace Dixon.
Memorial Services are planned for a later date. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.cremationsoftheozarks.com.