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Born: Mon., Oct. 21, 1918
Died: Mon., Feb. 20, 2012


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Berniece E. Rex, age 93, of Columbia City, IN passed away at 4:35 a.m. Monday, February 20, 2012 at Miller's Merry Manor Inc., Columbia City. Born October 21, 1918 in Noble Township, IN, she was the daughter of John L. and Sophia E. (Fankhouser) Young.

She graduated from Wolf Lake High School with the Class of 1936. On January 21, 1939, she married Luther E. Rex in Noble Township. A Noble County resident most of her lifetime, she and her husband lived in Muncie between March, 1939 and April, 1942. Before her marriage, she was employed for two years by the former Blue Bell, Inc. After her marriage, she devoted her time to being a homemaker and mother. She was a member at Merriam Christian Chapel and their Sarah Circle Mission Group.

Survivors include her 2 daughters, Beth Crampton of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Alice McNeal of Avilla; 2 sons, Bruce  E. (Lucinda) Rex of Columbia City and Alan Rex of Albion; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Luther E. Rex, great-granddaughter, Alisha Handshoe, sister, Thelma Young, and brother, Preston Young.

Visitation is Thursday, February 23, 2012 from 4-8 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Funeral service will be Friday, February 24, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Steve Pulley officiating. Burial will follow at Thorn Cemetery, Ormas. Memorials may be given in memory of Mrs. Rex to Gideons International for Bibles. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Please visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.

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Randy Grimes
   Posted Mon February 20, 2012
To the Rex Family;

May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will walk beside you in your journey of grief.

Randy Grimes and the Staff of DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home

Aaron Rex
   Posted Mon February 20, 2012
We all will miss you Grandma.

Rita Whaley
   Posted Tue February 21, 2012
Dear Rex family,
I want to express my sympathy to you and let you know I'm praying for all of you. it is sad and hard even with the hope we have. God will be your help and strength in these days.

I remember you mother as a very quiet humble servant for our Lord.

Love, Rita from Quito

Judy Portner
   Posted Tue February 21, 2012
So sorry for your loss! VIi

Teresa Music
   Posted Tue February 21, 2012
Hard to imagine that you are gone from us now. Grandma I will love you always.

Amy (Young) Middleton
   Posted Tue February 21, 2012
Rex Family,

I was sad to hear of Aunt Berniece''s passing. I always loved visiting with her. She was a wise and wonderful person. May the hope she had in the Lord give us hope, that one day we''ll all be together again.

With deepest sympathy,
Amy (Young) Middleton

Eric Crampton
   Posted Wed February 22, 2012
I'll miss you, Grandma, but I'll always love you and have fond memories of you and the time we spent together.

Judy Will
   Posted Fri February 24, 2012
Just got the call on my cell from Alice about Aunt Beenie. Been having trouble with my phone all week but have been sick with a cold and haven't done anything about it. Didn't think to turn my cell on. It is on now if anyone wants to call me. I am so sorry I won't be able to make the service. It breaks my heart I can't be there. I love all of you.

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