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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Obituary - Penny Sue (Lewis) Sexton

Penny Sue (Lewis) Sexton, 64, passed on March 16, 2021. Celebration of life 2-6pm, Sunday, March 21st at Dogwood Gardens 21712 N Main St, Peculiar, MO 64078. Everyone welcome.

Preceded in death by her parents Fred Henry Lewis, Sr. and Eleanore M. Lewis, her little sisters Lynne Marie Lewis and Tilda Londre and little brothers Fred Henry Lewis Jr. and Bobby Lewis. Penny is survived by her husband Wayne Sexton, her four children Brian, Marissa (Adam), Hayley and Parker, her three grandsons Eli, Weston and Grant. Siblings: Cathy Lewis, Andy Lewis, Jimmy Lewis (Christine), Karen Rohan (Mickey Meehan), Susie Nowatzki (Joe), Cindy Lewis, Donny Lewis (Amanda), Amy Van Wagner (Michael) and Jenny Hyder (Eric). Sister-in-law Jocelynn Sorcic (Tony), Brother-In-Law David Sexton (Lori). Parents-in-law Jerry and Jeanne Sexton. Her nieces and nephews: Jessie Lewis, Emma Taylor, Syd Parrish, Sarah Lewis, Taylor Nowatzki, Presley Lewis, Sierra Lewis, Gage Rohan, Graham Londre, Matt Lewis, Henry Londre, Caleb Lewis, Cameron Duffin, Tanner Nowatzki, Sophie Lewis, Ellie Londre, Kennedy Lewis, Cassidy Duffin, Addy Londre, Maddie Van Wagner, Jacob Van Wagner and Alex Hyder. Her great nieces and nephews: Eric (Cain), Tavious, Chandon, Desi, Tulsi, Briar, Mary, Brooklynn, Delaney, Charlotte and Phoebe. Her great-great nephews Roman and Romeo.

Penny was born May 15, 1956 in Mountain Home, Arkansas to Fred "Henry" Lewis and Eleanore (Andersen) Lewis as their first-born child. She mainly grew up in Kansas City, MO. She graduated from Center High School class of 1974. Much of Penny’s childhood was spent looking after her 13 younger brothers and sisters. Out of high school, Penny worked in insurance claims for Dodson Insurance Group for 22 years where she met many of her lifelong friends.

In 1982 while she was out dancing with her sisters, she met the love of her life, Wayne Sexton. They would go on to get married and build a life that they loved and family that they raised in Peculiar, MO. Penny would eventually step away from working full time and stay home with her children. She spent many years watching young children from her own home and proving to be a great caregiver with a big heart for the little ones. Penny enjoyed reading, arts and crafts, cooking, and dancing but her greatest love was spending time with her family, who she was extremely proud of.

Penny battled an extensive fight against stage 4 metastatic breast cancer in the last 6.5 years of her life, where she overcame many obstacles. She beat the odds by a lot and smiled her entire way through her courageous battle; which is how the family wishes you to remember her - lighting up the lives around her with her contagious giggle and beautiful smile.

If desired, and in lieu of flowers, friends may make donations to assist with Penny’s remaining medical expenses through cash or venmo donations to either of her daughters.