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Frances E. Rex

August 14, 1922 ~ September 4, 2017 (age 95)
Frances E. Rex, 95, died at 12:55 a.m. on Monday, September 4th at the Lima Convalescent Home. She was born on August 14, 1922, in Allen County to Guy and Anna Miller. On December 28th, 1943, she married Paul O. Rex, who died on December 5, 1984. Frances is survived by her two children: Paula (Tom) Riegle of Lima, Ohio and Gary (Anne) Rex of Bald Head Island, North Carolina. She has five grandchildren: Matthew (Heather) Riegle of Germantown, Ohio, Renee (Josh) Hocking of Canal Winchester, Ohio, Anthony Rex of Brooklyn, New York, Leslianne Rex of Southport, North Carolina and Daniel Rex of Atlanta, Georgia. She has three great-grandchildren: James Hocking, Brady Hocking and Greta Riegle. She was preceded in death by one brother, Charles B. Miller.

Frances was a graduate of Beaverdam High School and Frederick's Beauty Academy. She worked at Irene's Beauty Shop, Westinghouse, JC Penney, The Leader, and Westwood School cafeteria. She was a Life Member of the Lima Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and of the Lima VFW Auxiliary. At Lima Memorial she volunteered with the Meals on Wheels program and worked in the Cerebral Palsy Clinic. She helped in her church nursery, bible school, and the funeral meal committee. She volunteered at the Lima Convalescent Home doing nails for the residents. She was a very loving, friendly, caring person, and if she knew you were sick, she would make you her special egg custard to sustain you while you recovered and tell you which vitamin you should take to ease your pain and keep you healthy. She cherished all her family and friends, and the time spent with them. Their strong bond of friendship, love, and good memories has sustained her throughout her life. Frances enjoyed cooking, reading her health magazines, traveling, dancing, music, gardening and eating out. She was in her glory at her 95th Birthday Party, on August 14th this year, where she glowed with having the opportunity to have many of her loved ones celebrate with her. It was a joyous day!

Visitation will be held, Thursday, September 7, from 1- 2pm at Westside United Methodist Church (604 Gloria Drive, Lima, Ohio) with the service immediately following at 2pm at the Church.
Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Rev. William Cronk and Rev. Anne Rex (daughter -in-law) will officiate. Burial will be at Truro Cemetery, Columbus Grove, OH.

Just prior to Frances' death, she was told her granddaughter, Renee (Riegle) Hocking was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer - Inflammatory Breast Cancer. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating on her behalf to Renee (Riegle) Hocking c/o Paula Riegle, 401 Fenway Drive, Lima OH 45804.Thank you.

Online condolences may be expressed at


SEP 7. 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

WestSide United Methodist Church

604 Gloria Ave.

Lima, OH, US, 45805

Funeral Service

SEP 7. 02:00 PM

WestSide United Methodist Church

604 Gloria Ave.

Lima, OH, US, 45805

 Service Information

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