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Myrtle Rexroat, 106, Russell County, KY (1917-2024)

Myrtle Christine Sharp Rexroat, of Rexroat Road, in Russell Springs, passed away peacefully, on Thursday evening, May 30, 2024, at her home. She was 106 years, 7 months, and 1 day of age.

She was born in Dunnville, on October 29, 1917, to the union of the late William T. and Flora Emerson Sharp Perryman. She was a homemaker and a charter member of Good Tidings Baptist Church. She was a hard worker throughout her life, having owned and operated a farm with her husband and being a well-known seamstress. She would make clothing for her family and neighbors, only using a Singer foot pedal sewing machine. If she didn't have a pattern for her sewing needs, she would make it. When Ms. Myrtle was in her 70's, she received her GED and later took college classes. She was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel, by Governor Matha Lane Collins.

She leaves behind a family of five generations, including her son, George Ronald (and Ann) Rexroat, of Russell Springs; her son-in-law, Billy Sprague, of Russell Springs; her daughter-in-law, Nadine Rexroat, of Jamestown, Tennessee; fifteen grandchildren; six step grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren; and twenty-one great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Ms. Myrtle was preceded in death by her stepfather, Luther Perryman; her husband, Hollie Pierce Rexroat, Sr., who passed away on November 3, 2001; her sons, Johnny Rexroat, Hollie Pierce Rexroat, Jr., and William "Bill" Neat; her daughter, Ohreta Sprague; her daughters-in-law, Ann Marie Rexroat and Donna Neat; her brother, Oscar Sharp; and her sisters, Donnie Sharp Hart and Ila Bunker.

Funeral services are 1pmCT on Monday, June 3, 2024, at Bernard Funeral Home, with Brother Miles Landon Wilson officiating. Ms. Myrtle will be laid to rest beside her husband in Good Tidings Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10am until the time of services on Monday, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway Drive, Somerset, Kentucky 42503.

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