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Genola Sexton, 87, Metcalfe County, KY (1934-2021)

Genola Sexton, 87, of Edmonton passed away Sunday, March 21, 2021 after a brief illness.

She was a faithful member of the Red Lick Church which she loved with all her heart and the church family. She always said that no one knows how much I love my church family but the Lord.

Genola was a people person. She loved to talk and have a good time; she always had a positive attitude in whatever the situation might be. She could often be heard saying I just love people. She enjoyed cooking, quilting and doing seek and find puzzles.

Genola spent all her life in Metcalfe County except for a couple years with the love of her life Thurman. He passed away in 2009 after 50 plus years of marriage. Genola retired from Metcalfe County Nursing Home as Dietary Supervisor after 22 years of service.

Genola was born February 28, 1934 in Metcalfe County to the late John and Kizzie Jessee Gilpin. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Thurman, a son in law Joe Pedigo, brother Kimble Gilpin and brother in law Carl Byrd.

Genola is survived by two daughters - Patricia Pedigo and Connie (Michael) Taylor all of Edmonton. One grandson Jason and wife Amanda of Glasgow. Four great grandchildren whom she adored - Travis, Isaac, Eli and Liberty Pedigo all of Glasgow. A sister Doris Byrd of Eighty-eight. Two brothers Don (Rae) Gilpin of Edmonton. Larry (Pat) Gilpin of Bowling Green. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held 1pmCT Thursday, March 25, 2021 at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton with burial in the Metcalfe County Memorial Gardens. A walk-through visitation will be held from 5-8 Wednesday and after 9 Thursday until service time. Anyone wishing to attend the visitation or funeral service will be required to wear a mask or other face covering to protect the health of all those in attendance.

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