Bertie Sexton passed away at 2:32 am June 5, 2021 at Lavender Ridge. She was lovingly cared for at Lavender Ridge and we are so grateful for the love and care that the staff gave to her
Bertie Rosenburgh Sexton was born on April 5, 1935 to Roy (GR) Rosenburgh and Ruth (Reed) Rosenburgh. She was born at home in the area of Middleton, Illinois. She married George Sexton on December 2, 1976 in Mount Vernon. He preceded her in death on April 2, 2008.
Bertie graduated Wayne County High School in 1953. After high school she went to work for Al Easton at Easton’s Flower Shop in Wayne City. She worked there for many years. After the shop was sold she worked in McLeansboro at Roger’s House of Flowers. In the late 1960’s she opened Bertie’s Flower Shop in Wayne City. She ran her own flower shop until her retirement.
She was a member of the Keenes Christian Church and a member of the Wayne City Eastern Star 563.
Bertie was preceded in death by her husband; infant son, Gale Ryan Sexton; step son, Gary Sexton; parents; brothers, Owen Rosenburgh, Robert Rosenburgh; and sister, Mary Ellen Clark.
She is survived by her nephews, JG Clark, Bobby Rosenburgh, Chuck Rosenburgh; nieces, Terese Rosenburgh, Linda Woodrome, Nique Scarbrough and their families; step son, Jim Sexton and his family; many great nephews and nieces; and several great-great-nephews and nieces. She was very loved by all of her family.
A Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 8, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Archie Sanders Memorial Chapel in Wayne City, Illinois. A Funeral Service will begin at 2:00 pm with Minister Tim Coonce officiating. Interment will follow at Thomason Cemetery in Wayne City, Illinois. Memorials may be made in Bertie’s honor to SSM Health at Home Hospice or Thomason Cemetery in Wayne City, Illinois.
Please remember to observe social distancing at this time. Following the CDC and NFDA regulations, we encourage everyone who has not been vaccinated to wear a mask. They will be made available, upon request.
Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit hugheyfh.com for further information.