Sexton, Ester

Written by David Green.

Ester M. Sexton, 91, of Broadway, Va., formerly of Fayette, Ohio, died Oct. 4, 2011, at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, Va.

She was born June 26, 1920, in Neapolis, Ohio, to the late Ward T. and Emma P. (Heimer) Fuller. She married Jackson E. Sexton, and he preceded her in death in 1974.

Ester was a homemaker prior to working at the former Ohio Turnpike rest plaza near West Unity, Ohio. She retired from Archbold schools where she was employed as a custodian. She enjoyed sewing, embroidery, knitting and making quilts. She was a member of Fayette Christian Church-Disciples in Fayette.

Ester is survived by three daughters, Mary Alice Densmore of Negaunee, Mich., Carol (and Harold) Myers of Broadway, Va., and Ruth Marie Lovejoy of Edon, Ohio; three sisters, Ilabell Oden of Eugene, Ore., Bernice Springall of Toledo, Ohio, and Zella (and Arlyn) Mathewson of Temperance, Mich.; 12 grandchildren; 25  great-grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; and two foster great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Ester was preceded in death by three sisters, Emma Fuller, Elsie Fuller and Freedom Bird; three brothers, Willis Fuller, Melvin Fuller, and Dean Fuller; a son, Wilbur W. Sexton; and a great-granddaughter, Tammy Hills.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday at Fayette Christian Church-Disciples in Fayette with Harold Myers and Pastor Gene Sugg officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. Visitation is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette Christian Church-Disciples.

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