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Helen Rex

October 25, 1926 — July 10, 2021

Helen L. Rex, age 94, of Albion, and formerly of Brimfield, IN, passed away at 5:35 am on Saturday July 10, 2021, at Northridge Village, Albion.  Born on October 25, 1926, in Huntertown, IN, she was the daughter of Furmen and Reatha (Green) Bond.

Helen attended Sugar Grove and Churubusco Schools and graduated from Churubusco High School with the Class of 1944.  On May 26, 1951, Helen married James E. Rex in Columbia City. She attended Brimfield United Methodist Church. Helen enjoyed cats and making all sorts of crafts in her free time.

Helen was a homemaker and also owned and operated the Duck INN tavern with her husband in Auburn.

Survivors include her son Terry (Judy) Jones of Wawaka; granddaughter and caregiver, Jennifer (Marc) Lewis of Auburn and granddaughter Tamatha (Dan Helton) Niccum of Fort Wayne; great-grandchildren Dalton Jones of Auburn, Anna Lucille (Aaron Cook) Niccum of Fort Wayne, Logan Michael Niccum of Kendallville, and Tyler Reed of Fort Wayne.

She was preceded in death by her parents, stepfather Noah Grocock, husband James Rex, siblings Clarence Bond, Forrest Bond, and Leona Bond, and a grandson-in-law Mike Niccum.

Funeral services for Helen will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday July 15, 2021, at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City, with calling from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Burial will follow in Thorn Cemetery, Ormas.

Memorial contributions in memory of Helen may be made to S.C.A.N. or Parkview Noble Hospice.

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