Here's the text of the obituary for Thomas. It was sent to me by Thomas' nephew and doesn't have the name of the newspaper. As it states Crocker Cemetery, I wonder if he's in an unmarked grave. Was your transcription done from the cemetery records or directly from the stones?
18 Nov 1937
Thomas Edward Sexton, son of George (obit was wrong, should be Abraham) and Mary Sexton, was born in New York January 24, 1863. When just a boy, he moved to Iowa, traveling overland in a covered wagon. He lived in Iowa until four years ago when he came to Missouri. He had been in poor health for several years and had been bedfast for the past four weeks. He had never belonged to any church, but always attended church until the last few years when he hasnít been able to do so. He passed away at the home of his nephew, Maynard Rittgers, on November 28, 1937. His parents and one sister preceded him in death. He is survived by Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Rittgers of Crocker, with whom he had made his home for the past three years, one sister and five brothers, all of whom live in Iowa. He thought a lot of his friends and asked us to tell them good-bye and to thank them for what they had done for him. Burial was in the Crocker Cemetery Wednesday afternoon.
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