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Dorothy M. (Nutt) Sexson

August 14, 1922 ~ February 24, 2018 (age 95)

Dorothy Marie Sexson age 95 of Ogallala passed away Saturday, February 24th, at Indian Hills Manor. Dorothy was the daughter of Walter W. and Mary (Reutzel) Nutt. She was born September 14, 1922 in Madrid. Dorothy grew up on the farm and attended Country school and then graduated from Madrid High School in 1940.

Charles "Charlie" Laird and Dorothy were married on June 1, 1941 in Palisade, and from this union two children Larry and Deanna were born. They lived on a farm in Hayes Center. Charlie passed away at a young age on July 3, 1951. Dorothy and two young children moved to Ogallala where she worked at Goodalls.

On January 22, 1954 Dorothy married Arnold Lowell Sexson in Gering, and from this marriage two children were born, Kelly and Rebecca (Becky). Together they owned and operated Arnolds Upholstery in Ogallala for 58 years. They were avid campers when the children were young, and they enjoyed many camping trips, and lots of fishing. During this time Dorothy worked at Goodalls, TRW, Montgomery Wards and the Holiday Inn. Her last and most important job was babysitting her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her family meant everything to her, and she took care of all of her grandchildren at one time or another.

Dorothy loved to travel, read, camp, fish, polka dance, cook, bake, do crafts and tend her flower and vegetable gardens. She was especially fond of her roses. She was self-taught to play the piano and the harmonica, she loved music.

Dorothy was a member of the Rebekah Lodge in Palisade and the Ogallala First United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers Earl and Bob, four sisters Blanche, Grace, Winifred "Mae", and Betty; and two infant grandsons, Patrick Laird and Kent Lomme.

Dorothy is survived by her husband of 64 years Arnold; children Larry(Beverly) Laird, Kelly(Corine) Sexson, Becky (Rick) Dawson all of Ogallala, and Deanna Lomme of Providence, RI; sister Ethel Brott of Englewood, CO; eight grandchildren, Michele Lomme and Richard Lomme both of Providence RI, John Laird, Jerome Sexson, Jeff Sexson, Katy (Kelvin) Robertson and Casey Dawson all of Ogallala., Gina (Keegan) Magee of Shawnee Kansas; and six great grandchildren, Elizabeth Lomme of Providence RI, Derek Sexson, David Sexson and Parker Robertson all of Ogallala, Barret Magee of Shawnee KS and Brandon Case of Venango.

Visitation will be Wednesday, February 28, 2018 in the Ogallala Draucker Funeral Home from 1-6 pm with the family greeting friends from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Funeral services for Dorothy will be Thursday, March 1, at 10:00 am from the First United Methodist Church in Ogallala. The Rev. Chuck Rager will be officiating. Burial will be in the Ogallala Cemetery. A memorial has been established to the First United Methodist Church.

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Draucker Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

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