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Verla Sexton

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Verla Sexton Obituary

Verla J. Sexton, 89, of Lafayette, Colorado, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on March 5, 2014. She was born October 31, 1924, in Oolitic, Indiana, to John Allen and Sarah Jane (Anderson) Duncan. She was married to James M. Sexton, her husband for 57 years, whom she loved dearly to the day she died. Verla is survived by their three children: Della Nugent of Erie, Colorado; Jamie Tamez of Pueblo, Colorado; and Neal (Tina) Sexton of Lexington, Kentucky. She is also survived by four grandchildren: Andrea (Gilbert) Chavez; Jodi (Skot) Greene; and Loretta and Eli Sexton; four great grandchildren: Emily, Michael, Brogan, and Shelby; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, eight brothers, and a grandson, Ron Tweedy. Verla and her husband, Jim, were professional Bluegrass musicians, entertaining audiences with live stage shows and weekly radio broadcasts heard over WHAS, Louisville, Kentucky, and other syndicated stations, for many years. They later used their talent for Christian evangelism in numerous churches throughout the Midwest. Verla attended Seminary, became an ordained minister, and pastored a church in Frankfort, Indiana, before retiring. She was also a published songwriter and an accomplished artist. But for family, friends, and all who met her, she will be remembered most for her gentle kindness, deep caring, and unconditional love for others, which she demonstrated every day throughout her life. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests any donations be made to the TRU Community Care Hospice in Louisville, Colorado. The memorial service for Verla is to be announced by the family at a later date. Please sign the online guest book at darrellhowemortuary.com



Published in Colorado Hometown Weekly on Mar. 19, 2014
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