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Rheta Faye Sexton, 87, Adair Co. KY native (1934-2022)

Rheta Faye Sexton of Campbellsville passed away on Thursday, February 3, 2022 in Campbellsville at the Grandview Nursing and Rehab. She was 87 years old.

The funeral for Rheta Faye Sexton will be held at 1pmET on Monday, February 7, 2022, in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd., Campbellsville, KY, with Rev. Brent Gupton officiating. Burial will follow in the Brookside Cemetery.

Visitation is requested after 11amET on Monday until time for the service.

Rheta Faye Sexton of Campbellsville, the daughter of the late Gobel and Lora Ann (Keith) Wheat, was born March 6, 1934 in Adair County, KY.

She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the St. Andrew United Methodist Church where she served on the ladies Auxiliary and a former employee of Fruit of the Loom for over 30 years.

She united in marriage to Roy O. Sexton who preceded her in death.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters: Albert, Elbert and Elford Wheat, Delcie Janes and Gwen Wheeler and a son-in-law: Michael Taylor and a grandson-in-law: Robbie York.

Survivors include: a son: Ronald "Ronnie" Sexton and wife Debbie of Campbellsville; a daughter: Beverly Taylor of Campbellsville; a brother: Taylor Wheat and wife Jewell Dean of Campbellsville; two grandchildren: Amanda York and Christopher Sexton and wife Destini; a great-grandchild: MaKenzie Darlene York and a host of other relatives and friends.

L.R. Petty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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Rheta Faye Sexton, 87, Adair Co. KY native (1934-2022)

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