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Joyce E. Rex

Joyce E. Rex of Otsego, MI passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018 in Plainwell.

Joyce was born February 5, 1930 in Otsego the daughter of Cloid and Mamie (Hintz) Weaver.  She was mainly employed with Plainwell Paper and Kal Equip and also worked at several other factories over the years. Joyce enjoyed playing Bingo, bowling, fishing with her husband, she loved animals, especially her dogs. She loved babies and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. On June 7, 1947, she married Raymond Rex who preceded her in death in 2010.

She is survived by 3 sons, Douglas (Emilia) Rex of Otsego, Kevin (Bridget) Rex of Plainwell and Scott (Kathy) Rex of Otsego, 5 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, Joyce was preceded in death by an infant son, David and by her siblings.

Friends may meet with the family Tuesday, October 9, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at the Otsego United Methodist Church with Pastor Joe Shaler officiating.

Burial will follow at Mt. Home Cemetery in Otsego.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Otsego United Methodist Church.

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Emily Mills

October 7, 2018 at 3:47 pm

I’m so sorry to hear about Joyce’s passing. I loved working with her at Kal- Equip and later having her as a customer at Harding’s. My day was always better just running into her and her laugh was contagious.

It was pretty clear how much Joyce loved her husband and family.

Heaven has a new special angel. RIP Joyce


Vince and Linda

October 7, 2018 at 4:30 pm

We are so sorry for your loss!! It’s so hard when you loose a parent. May happy times and memories help you through this difficult time. Sending love and prayers!


Vince and Linda


Tammy Thompson Drake

October 7, 2018 at 4:49 pm

Joyce sure will be missed, loved working with her at Medallion Ins. In Otsego years ago and visited with her at Stanford Lodge when Our Step Mother in law was there! Wow we use to laugh a lot! Prayers for all of you, hold on to those beautiful memories! God Bless You and hold you thru this time.


Mike Thomson

October 8, 2018 at 6:38 am

To the Rex men,

Very sorry to hear about your mom, it’s been a long long time since I have seen any of you but your in my thoughts right now. RIP Joyce, she is off to see Ray!


Tim and Marcia Quigley

October 8, 2018 at 11:41 am

Dear Family of Joyce,

We send our love and prayers to all of you! Please know that your mother/grandmother is now an Angel in Heaven watching over you!


Jim & Ellyn Deneau

October 8, 2018 at 2:03 pm

Doug & Emelia, Kevin and Bridgette, Scott and Kathy and families:

We want you to know that we are thinking of you and praying for you during this difficult time. We have so many fond memories of

Halloweens at your Mom & Dad’s house that included lots of laughter and fun teasing. We are so happy for those memories and

what they mean to our family. We pray your memories will sustain you with the love and laughter that they bring 🙂

Love to all,

Jim and Ellyn Deneau


John & Diane

October 8, 2018 at 10:53 pm

Dear Doug & Emilia, Kevin & Bridgette & Scott & Kathy and families,

We are saddened by the passing of Aunt Joyce. I always enjoyed visiting with her and we are so thankful for her recent faith commitment. May God give you all His strength and show you the importance of family and His love. We love you all!

Diane & John


David Boulter

October 9, 2018 at 4:41 pm

Doug, Jackie, Diane, and the rest of the Rex family:

We are so sorry for the loss of Joyce. Although we hadn’t seen her in sometime our remembrances of her were of a kind and loving lady.

Our hearts are with you all.

David and Carol Boulter


Wayne and Kim Rayburn

October 13, 2018 at 1:09 pm

Dear Rex family,

We were so sad to see your mom’s obituary in the Shopper’s Guide.

May your memories and God’s peace comfort you all during this difficult time. Please know that although we hadn’t seen Joyce in quite awhile, we both have fond memories of her and know that she is rejoicing in Heaven with Ray.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all,

Wayne and Kim


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