Martha Alice (Peggy) Rex, 89, passed away at 9:02 a.m., January 22, 2013 at her home in Lima.
Born in West Newton, Ohio, February 7, 1923, she was the daughter of Ira W. and Edith Blanche Hester Hutson, who preceded her in death. Martha grew up in both Alger and West Newton where her father operated a general store. She attended school in Alger and Harrod, graduating from the latter in 1941. On November 7 of that same year she married Fred Owen Rex of Harrod, who passed away November 5, 1998.
Martha was employed by Limalco (Topmark) Federal Credit Union at the time of her retirement. She enjoyed attending auctions and her children have been blessed with the many antiques she lovingly refinished.
Survivors include two sons, Greg O. (Paula) Rex of Mishawaka, IN, and Jeffrey A. (Holly) Rex of Lima; three daughters, Linda L. (Charles) Dunbar of Lakeview, Marilyn R. (Mike) Huffman of Lima, and Andrea K. Rex of Phoenix, AZ; four grandchildren, Dean A. (Angie) Rex, Lyn Dunbar, Jeni Rex-LaRue and Jessica (Ryan) Hunsinger; six stepgrandchildren, 7 great grandchildren; one sister Shirley (Lewis) Snider, and a sister-in-law Kathryn Hutson.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Connie L. West; one grandson, Ronald D. Dunbar; and a brother Ralph M. Hutson.
There will be no visitation. The cremated remains will be buried in Fairmount Cemetery in May when a celebration of her life will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Allen County.