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“So Blessed that we got to Bring Grandma Clara to see Aunt Bessie. Wondferful meeting Kenny and Clifford and their families. Thankful God allowed her...Read More »
1 of 3 | Posted by: Janetta Cale - Ozark, AR - Family

“Bessie will always hold a special place in my heart. I am blessed to have met her wonderful family and know that I have a special guardian angel. ”
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Bessie Irene Sexton, age 79 of Sterling, died Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home.

Bessie was born on August 20, 1938 in Ozark, Ark., the daughter of Clemia and Minnie (Bryson) Tillery. She married Dennison Sexton on May 26, 1956 in Ark. He preceded her in death on March 8, 2016. Bessie was a homemaker all her life and enjoyed to read and write. She would collect clippings from the newspaper or magazines, lottery tickets, teddy bears and key chains. Bessie loved spending time with her grandchildren, great grandchildren and her granddogs, Zoey and Sammy

Survivors include her three sons, Clifford (Patricia) Sexton of Rock Falls, Kenneth (Denise) Sexton of Sterling and Cecil Sexton of Poplar Grove, Ill.; her daughter, Sandra Jenkins of Chester, Ill.; two sisters, Lottie (Billy) O'Neal of Ozark, Ark. and Clara Owen of Ozark, Ark.; two grandchildren, Mathew Sexton (Alicia Aguilar) and Joshua Sexton (Chaley Lamb) and four great grandchildren, Makenzi Doane, Madelyn and Makalie Sexton and Gabriella Sexton.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sisters, Dorothy and Katherine and one brother, Joe.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Monday, November 13, 2017 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Memorial service will follow at the funeral home at 11:00 A.M.