|Barbara J. Sexton|
|July 30, 1936 - March 06, 2012|
|Rock Island, Illinois|
|Visitation: 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday March 09, 2012 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, Ill.|
|Mass of Christian Burial: 10:00 a.m. Saturday March 10, 2012 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 24th St, & 31st Ave., Rock Island, Ill.|
|Vigil Service: Rosary 4:00 p.m. Friday March 09, 2012 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, Ill.|
|Interment: Saturday March 10, 2012 at Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island, Ill. |
|Barbara J. Sexton, 75, of Rock Island, died Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at her home.|
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. on Saturday at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island. Burial is at Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island. Visitation is 4 to 7p.m. Friday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, where a rosary will be recited at 4:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society or to the American Lung Association.
Barbara Paprocki was born on July 30, 1936 in Tarnov, Nebraska, a daughter of Ted and Bernadette Starzec Paprocki. She married David L. Sexton on November 14, 1959 in Columbus, Nebraska. He died November 4, 1992.
Barb worked as a personnel technician at the Rock Island County Health Care Center, Rock Island for over 20 years and later worked several years at Oak Glen Home, Coal Valley. She had also been a home health care provider and in earlier years ran a licensed daycare in her home.
She was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island and member and past officer of the church's Altar and Rosary Society and St. Vincent DePaul Society. Barb enjoyed playing cards with her family and friends.
Survivors include her sons, Scott Sexton, Michael J. Sexton, Patrick G. Sexton and James J. Sexton (fiancée, Joyce Polton), all of Rock Island; step granddaughter, Ayla Alvarez, Rock Island; her mother, Bernadette Paprocki, Rock Island; sisters and brothers, Rosemary (Herb) Schmidt, Kansas City, Mo., Lorraine (Dick) McGrath, Thornton, Colo., Larry (Jean) Paprocki, Moline, Eugene (JP) Paprocki, Rock Island, Madeline (Loys) Caldwell, Castle Rock, Colo., and Theresa (Bill) Noel, Monmouth, Ill.; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father; husband; son, Thomas E. Sexton; and an infant daughter.
Online condolences may be left at www.wheelanpressly.com.
To all of Barb's family,
Our sincere sympathy in the passing of your Mother, Daughter, Sister, Sister-in-law, Aunt and Cousin. We have alot of memories of good times shared, stories, even those that have gone on and on over the years and all those special family times you all shared with our family. We are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. What a gal!!!!! Love and prayers for all, Dick and Mary and family
-- Dick and Mary Beiermann and family
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Barb was always like a mom to all of us and we miss her deeply.
-- Avis Tripilas
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Right now their are no words that can ease the pain, only time will do that. Although we will be unable to attend Barbs service our hearts will be. Dean, Vivian and Tyler Holtzinger
-- Vivian (Vanderheiden) Holtzinger
So very sorry to hear of Barbs passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this very sad time. Barb will be missed by all. She was a beautiful person and now her reward will be eternal happiness. Love to all..Rich & Marge
-- Rich & Marge Payzant
To Barb's Family, My deepest sympathy goes out to all of Barb's family. I am so glad I was able to see all of you and Barb last fall when Bernie, Jeanie and I came out there. There is truly another angel in heaven today. I will not be able to make the services, but my thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you at this sad time.
-- Louise Bridges
So very sorry for your loss. All of you are special to us and now heaven has one more special person. Our prayers are sent to all. Love Dennis,Shana,Autumn,Bailey and CheyAnne Sharon
-- Dennis, Shana, Autumn,Bailey and CheyAnne Sharon
We were so shocked to hear of Barb's passing. Please accept our deepest sympathy and prayers. We always loved being around her, she was so much fun and so friendly. We will miss her too.
-- Carolyn and David Noel
So very sorry to hear of Mrs. Sexton's passing. I know she will be missed greatly by Jim, Joyce and Ayla. Thoughts and prayers to all of the Sexton family. May her memories fill your heart with happiness and replace the sadness you are feeling. With deepest sympathy...Tracy,Samantha and Collin Farr
-- Tracy Farr
Our sympathy to the family. We had many good times With Barb&Dave when they lived in Denver. Barb & I were like sisters when we were growing up. Whatever mischief she didn't think of I did. I will miss our Christmas greeting very much. I hope she will greet me when I go home as well. So sorry
-- Jack&Marie Schaecher
To barbs family, she was such a friend in anything you needed,I have known her since rock island county health care center and she was such a friend to all loved her laugh and smile, i"m so glad i was able to know her. may GOD BLESS
-- Nancy Bents
May God continue to stand by your side during these difficult days ahead. We are keeping you close to our hearts and within our prayers. May God bless you all, peace be with you.
-- Lindsey & Jesse Rodriguez
You have my most sincere sympathy. My husband Bob also went to Midwest Therapy. While they worked, I enjoyed talking with her. She was a dear, sweet lady. May God Bless your entire family.
-- Donna Jackson
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you, Barb will truly be missed, and was a fantastic person. I agree, another Angel in heaven looking our for all of us.
All our Love, Jim, Mary, Erik & Cassandra Novotne
-- Jim & Mary Novotne
Pat and family... I am sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts.
-- Terri Smith
My prayers are with each of you (my cousins) Scott, Mike, Pat and Jim. May the Prince of Peace be with you during this difficult time. I wished I could be there to give you comfort. My deepest love goes out to each of you, my spirit is there. Love your cousin Judy
-- Judith Hampton (Judy Batson)
Pat, you are cherished by an Almighty, All Knowing, All Loving God; Who has a good plan for your life (Jeremiah 29:11-12) You randomly came to mind today and I found this website with the sad news of the loss of your Mother. I'm writing to encourage you. Lisa(RIHS classmate)
-- Lisa (Strieter) Williams