Wednesday, January 13th, 2010
Complete Obituary
Rex Johnson
  Rex Eugene Johnson, 87, of Mendon, died at 6:30 a.m. Jan. 12, 2010, at The Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.
He was born July 28, 1922, in Summitville, Ind., to Charles R. and Hazel Dunlap Johnson. On Sept. 28, 1947, he married June M. Shaw, who died June 2, 2009.
Surviving are four sons, Dr. Terrence (Connie) Johnson, Van Wert, Jeffrey (Pat) Johnson, Mendon, Steven (Brenda) Johnson, Ohio City, and Dr. Daclynn (Lori) Johnson, Rupert, Idaho; three daughters, Janelle (John) Sites, Rockford, Lyndel (Bill) Smith, Ohio City, and Kimberly (Ed) Smith, Mendon; four brothers, Preston (Martha) Johnson, Poneto, Ind., Leon (Anna) Johnson, Bluffton, Ind., and Jay and Ross Johnson, both of Geneva, Ind.; four sisters, Lucile Elam, Celina; Gaye Turner, Huntington Beach, Calif., Jean Oxender, Ann Arbor, Mich., and Patty (Bob) Adams, East Lansing, Mich.; 20 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Deceased are three brothers, Wayne, Wendell and Max Johnson; a sister, Ina Mote; and three grandchildren.
He was a teacher in Pleasant Hill, Van Wert, York Township, St. Marys City Schools and Noble Township Elementary, where he also served as principal for many years. He also was a farmer and member of the Mendon United Methodist Church.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, the Rev. Don Clinger officiating. Burial is at Tomlinson Cemetery, Mendon.
Calling is 2-7 p.m. Friday and after 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to Habitat for Humanity, Van Wert or Celina.
Condolences can be left at ketchamripleyfh@embarqmail.com.
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