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Peterseim Funeral Home
Monday October 14th, 2019
3:00pm - 7:00pm

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Celebration of Life

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
Tuesday October 15th, 2019

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Jeannette Sexton

A Celebration of Life of Jeannette D. Sexton, 89, of Riverside, will be held Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Iowa City. Burial will follow at Riverside Public Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday, October 14 from 3 – 7 PM at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona. A memorial fund has been established for Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Riverside Fire Department or a charity of the donor’s choosing. Jeannette Sexton died Thursday, October 10, 2019, at the McCreedy Home in Washington following a short illness

Jeannette Doris (Blum) Sexton was born January 18, 1930, in Wellman, Iowa, the daughter of William and Louise (Ossman) Blum. She graduated from Wellman High School in 1949. On August 16, 1949 she was united in marriage to Clayton Sexton at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Iowa City. Jeannette worked with Senior Dining in Riverside from 1982 – 2012 and was a member of the Riverside VFW Ladies Auxiliary, the Riverside Chamber of Commerce/Community Club, the AC Connections Club and the KUB Card Club. She was a founding member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Iowa City and enjoyed reading, gardening, watching Wheel of Fortune and attending tractor shows.

Jeannette is survived by seven children and spouses: Ronna and Steve Sojka, Robert and Carol Sexton, Ronald and Theresa Sexton, Randy and Laurie Sexton, Becky and Paul LaRoche, Rita and Gary Yoder all of Riverside, and Renee Sexton of Kansas City, MO; 18 grandchildren: Tina (Chris) McGee, Gabe (Pam) Sojka, Emily (Jen) Sexton, Elizabeth (Zach) Hayes, Craig (Carrie) Sexton, Amy (Darrick) Eldridge, Kyle Sexton, Chris (Nicole) Sexton, Chad (Erica) Sexton, Curtis (Jackie) Sexton, Cory Sexton, Jeremy (Bridget) LaRoche, Michael (Katie) LaRoche, Daniel (Abigail) LaRoche, Thomas LaRoche, Amanda (Jason) Adrian, Sheena and Kelsey Yoder, Zach Mellinger; 37 great-grandchildren, one brother Jim Blum of Anamosa and one sister: Mae Martin of Columbus Junction.

Preceding Jeannette in death were her parents, her husband Clayton, son Steven Sexton, daughter-in-law, Lori Sexton, three grandchildren, Anthony, Colin, Caitlynn Sexton, three brothers: Clarence, Donald and Marion Blum and three sisters: Viola Sexton, Lillian Graf and Gayle Rarick.

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Very sorry for your loss, I got to work with Jeannette with the senior dining and of course was a neighbor for years, she sure made the most of life and will be missed.

Cher (Muller) Knottnerus Oct 18 2019 12:00 AM

Ronna, we are saddened to hear of the death of your mother. May God give you peace and comfort in these difficult days!Noah and Linda Kemp

Noah and Linda Kemp Oct 14 2019 12:00 AM

I was so sorry to hear of Jeannette's passing. There is a special place in Heaven for this wonderful woman. As the Godparent of my children she will be remembered for her kindness, her loving nature, and that always famous smile of hers. We have so many fond memories of the time spent with Jeannette. God bless all of her family at this time of sorrow, may you take pride in knowing how much she was loved by so many people. One of a kind that is for sure. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless!

Cheryl Jennings, Curt and Craig Chorpening Oct 14 2019 12:00 AM

Theres a special place in heaven for a mother of eight. I remember her always smiling at your family events.

Rob and Nancy Oct 13 2019 12:00 AM

I always enjoyed visiting with Jeannette and know shell be missed, not only by her tremendous family but by the whole Riverside community toward which she was so active. So sorry to hear she is gone. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!i

Sandy Stout Oct 12 2019 12:00 AM

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