Obituary for Carolyn L. Rex
Written by WKTN Staff on February 6, 2023
Carolyn L. Rex, age 84, of LaFayette, passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2023, at Vancrest of Ada. Our angel on earth is now our angel in heaven.
She was born on April 3, 1938 in Lima, Ohio to the late Robert and Diamond (Shrider) Klingler. On June 8, 1957, Carolyn married Jack M. Rex and he survives in LaFayette.
Family was always first to Carolyn. She loved all children especially her grandchildren, and babysat for many years. She enjoyed gardening, canning, baking, and sewing. Her husband Jack never left her side. Carolyn retired from Allen East Schools, where she worked as a cook in the cafeteria. She attended the Lima Community Church of the Nazarene.
Also surviving are three sons: Mark (Cheryl) Rex of Westminster, Scot (Sandy) Rex of Ada and Roger (Jerry Zimmerman) Rex of LaFayette; two daughters: Sheila (Jim) Cramer of LaFayette and Linda (David) Louth of LaFayette; thirteen grandchildren, and eighteen great grandchildren; a brother, Kenny (Janet) Klingler of Ada; and a sister, Marilyn Schick of Lima.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Leonard Klingler.
Funeral services will begin 11:00 AM on Thursday, February 9, 2023, at Hanson-Neely-Allison Funeral & Cremation Services, Ada with Pastor Jonathan Burkey officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Ada.
Friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at Hanson-Neely-Allison Funeral & Cremation Services, Ada and one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to UAW #1219 Retiree Handicap Ramp Crew.