Laura J. Sexton, 76, of Bellaire died peacefully with her husband at her side on May 4, 2018 at Munson Medical Center. She was born Jan. 22, 1942 in Newberry, MI the daughter of David and Agnes (Mohrmann) Maltby.
Laura is a 1960 graduate of Bellaire High School. She earned her Bachelor’s of Education in 1965 from Central Michigan University and began working for Antrim County in 1971. In 1980 Laura was elected as the Antrim County Clerk and took office in January 1981. She held the office until her retirement in 2012.
Laura was very active in the Bellaire community. She served on the Bellaire Public Library Board, Village Council and was a member of the Antrim County Housing Department. She was a longtime Bellaire Lioness club member and also volunteered at the Bellaire Food Pantry. Laura was supportive in raising funds for the Bellaire High School basketball and baseball teams. She was also the statistician for the boy’s high school basketball team for many years.
Surviving Laura is her husband of 54 years, Stanley A. Sexton. She is also survived by her children Angela Laura Rabb of Manistee, Victoria Agnes Sexton of Williamsburg, Rebecca Ruthraye Sexton of Bellaire. In addition, she is survived by her grandchildren Brandon Kenndrick Charbonneau, Ryan James Rabb, Eric Allen Rabb, great granddaughter Zoey May Charbonneau and her favorite dog Buster Sexton. She was preceded in death by her sister Camilla Agnes Fisher and her parents.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 10 from 4 to 8 p.m. and Friday, May 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. all at the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Private family interment will take place Saturday, May 12 at Lakeview Cemetery, Bellaire. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to the Bellaire Public Library, Antrim County Commission on Aging, and/or Nifty Thrifty.
Please sign her online guestbook www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com.