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Maxine Virginia Sexton


February 11, 2021

Maxine Virginia Sexton, 98, of Shawnee, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, in Oklahoma City.

Graveside services were held Feb. 5 in Green Hill Cemetery, Muskogee, OK.

Maxine was born Dec. 4, 1922, in Porum, Oklahoma, to Sheridan B. and Pearl Lee (Dunn) Dandridge. She only went to school through the eighth grade, because her father said all she needed to know was how to cook, clean and raise kids. 

On Jan. 1, 1944, she married Ivan Talmage Sexton. She was a mother and a homemaker, as well as working 26 years in housekeeping at Shawnee Medical Center. Even at 95, Maxine said she would like to go back to work - she loved her job.  She was a member of Johnson Road Church of God.

She is survived by one son, Ronald Gene Sexton and his wife Leslie Ann Sexton of Oklahoma City; one daughter, Paulette Sexton Newby of Midwest City; 3 sisters, Jeanie Kern and Dorothy Jeffries, both of Bakersfield, CA, and Martha Yancy of Boulder, CO; one brother, Harold Dandridge of San Diego, CA; 4 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.


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