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Margaret E. Rex

Margaret passed away Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo.

She was born October 23, 1952 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Carl and Jeanette (Northam) Moyer. She was a 1970 Otsego High School graduate and lifelong resident of the area. Margaret was a woman of strong faith and loved the Lord. She was an active member of her church. She enjoyed helping others and recently went on a mission trip to Guatemala. Margaret loved her family very much and was happiest when surrounded by her children and grandchildren. On September 19, 1970 she married Michael L. Rex.

Surviving are her children, Gabe (Alicia) Rex of Otsego, Tricia (Brian) Shaff of Plainwell and Andrea Rex of Portage; grandchildren, Jack (Rachel), Max, William, Lia, Anthony, Maggie, Caleb and Abigail; her siblings, Jim Moyer of Kalamazoo, Ginny (Mike) Summers of CO, Pat (John) Hinkle of Kalamazoo, Donna (Ron) Tharge of Otsego, John (Kathy) Moyer of Kalamazoo, Mary (Lane) Lovett of Kalamazoo, Nancy Flatt of Plainwell, Carl (Cathy) Moyer of Allegan, Gerard (Laura) Moyer of Kalamazoo and Therese (Barry) Mertz of PA along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, grandson, Troy and siblings, Joseph Moyer and Judy Harmon.

Private family burial will take place at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego.

A celebration of Margaret’s life will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, October 23, 2021 at the Reformed Baptist Church, 454 S. Drake Rd, Kalamazoo.

In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Margaret may be made to

Right to Life.

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Dana Beals

September 30, 2021 at 6:35 pm

Margaret was a pure soul. She came into my life as a young wife and mother. And her love for all people and God was obvious. We lost touch after we moved from Otsego. This hurts my heart that she’s gone but we all know she’s with the lord!


Lois Still

September 30, 2021 at 6:59 pm

Dear family of my very dear friend, Margaret. Please accept my deepest condolences! I am saddened I will not see Margaret here on earth again but I’m so glad we will be together in eternity with the Lord, because “our citizenship is in heaven”. (Philippians 3:20-21)


Terry Arehart VanLent

September 30, 2021 at 7:12 pm

I’m so sorry to hear this…she was a beautiful person…..I’m praying for the family to heal from this loss.❤️


Marilyn VanDenBos

September 30, 2021 at 7:55 pm

So very sorry to see this. Margaret and I had had good conversations together, and I will miss her dearly. God bless you, Margaret.


Katie Moyer

September 30, 2021 at 8:12 pm

You will be missed, Aunt Margaret! Prayers for close family ❤ I will miss her bright smile and bubbly personality.


Lois Still

September 30, 2021 at 8:22 pm

I forgot to say that you are all in our prayers, may God bless and keep you!


Brenda McDonald

September 30, 2021 at 8:40 pm

Sending love and our deepest condolences to the family! We will miss her so very much!!!

Love and Prayers

John and Brenda


Don Stanfill

September 30, 2021 at 8:59 pm

Keeping Mike and his family in our hearts and prayers,so very sorry to hear of your loss. Always thought alot of Mike thought our school years.

Sincerely, Don and Jan Stanfill


Nicole Milan

September 30, 2021 at 9:47 pm

Aunt Margaret was one of the most genuine, kind, loving, caring and selfless woman that I have ever known. Her heart was always pure and she had the most beautiful spirit and always had a smile for you. She will be truly missed and always loved.


Maggie Conway

September 30, 2021 at 10:03 pm

I’m so heartbroken! I know she’s with Jesus now and so I’m happy for her, but I’m sure going to miss her!! She’s the sweetest person I’ve ever met! My condolences to the family ❤️


Sue Hoeksema

September 30, 2021 at 10:15 pm

Farewell, my BEAUTIFUL friend. I am devastated by your passing but am so grateful for the conversations we’ve had and the times we’ve shared together these past few years.

You are an amazing woman of God with nothing to give but love. I am going to miss you.

When God chooses to call my name, I will see you in Glory. Until then… I love you.

My thoughts and prayers and sincere sympathy to Margaret’s beautiful family.


Mary Lovett

October 1, 2021 at 7:25 am

Thank you Sue. She touched so many lives. Her energy & kindness was infectious as was her dedication to The Lord. She is now in the Glory of God. I miss her so.


Fred Clark

October 1, 2021 at 8:08 am

Prayers from my house to yours


Connie Rex

October 1, 2021 at 8:11 am

I have no words! Just so sad to hear this!



October 1, 2021 at 8:46 am

Dear Family of Margaret,

We send our love and prayers to all of you. Margaret had a big, generous heart, she was such a

sweet person, always had a beautiful smile. Please know that she is now an Angel in Heaven watching

over you!


Claudia Le

October 1, 2021 at 9:24 am

I am so very sorry to learn about Margaret’s passing and want to send my deepest condolences to her family. She was a very sweet and lovely lady and gave from her heart. I know she will be sorely missed.


Elizabeth Jane LaCoss Betty Krueger

October 1, 2021 at 9:24 am

So sorry to hear of your loss. Margaret was a gift to the world. She was a model for me and I often though of her and her actions during my days. I can not be there on the 23rd as I am attending a different funeral. However; Al ana I will be praying for the family. I am sure Margaret is with the Lord right now.


Mary S Harris

October 1, 2021 at 9:42 am

Sorry for your loss Prayers to your family.


Mary S Harris

October 1, 2021 at 9:44 am

Sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family


Joan R Walters

October 1, 2021 at 10:07 am

I am so sorry to learn of Margaret’s passing. We were cheerleaders together in high school. I will always remember her beautiful smile and upbeat attitude. My prayers and thoughts are with her family during these sad times.


Doug & Emilia Rex

October 1, 2021 at 10:18 am

Dear Family: We are so heartbroken. Margaret has touched so many hearts with her beautiful smile and compassion. Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories. Cherish the memories. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.



October 1, 2021 at 10:48 am

Margaret was one of the sweetest and kindest people I have ever known. No matter who you are she always had a smile and kind words and ALWAYS shared Jesus. She was absolutely wonderful with kids, she adored them! She was very funny and spastic, hilarious! I know she is in Glory and I will see her again for this is not our home-she is HOME! She was one of the greatest treasures God ever gave to our family, I miss you my sister, my friend. Save a place for me,


Andrea Estelle

October 1, 2021 at 11:31 am

Margaret Rex was a beloved Otsego District Library patron. We often saw her visiting with her grandkids at programs or for books for herself, and her friendly spirit and smile at the library will be greatly missed. The ODL staff would like to send our deepest condolences to the Rex family. Our hearts go out to you, Andrea Estelle, Otsego District Library


Deb Mason

October 1, 2021 at 12:57 pm

What a beautiful woman you are Margaret! Just seeing you always brought a smile. You are a perfect example of a Godly woman. You cared, you loved & you shared. You raised a wonderful family who will miss you immensely but you are now with those who passed before you & you are shining bright. Thank you for being such a great friend & loving all of us.


lynne livingston

October 1, 2021 at 3:36 pm

I have no words. Many prayers for your family. You are loved.


Dave and Sheila Howard

October 1, 2021 at 3:51 pm

Our hearts were so saddened to hear of Margaret’s passing. She was so kind and so sweet. Our prayers for peace and comfort to her family ❤️


Joyce & Darl Gilliland

October 1, 2021 at 4:04 pm

To Margaret’s family; we were saddened to hear about Margaret. Our hearts are broken for her whole family; she loved them dearly and was her happiest sharing about them. Her love for Jesus touched so many lives. May you feel the loving arms of Jesus surrounding you and giving you strength, comfort and peace of mind. Remember it’s okay to cry; even Jesus wept. With loving sympathy and prayers.


Ron & Gail (Foster) Tutewiler

October 1, 2021 at 4:46 pm

We are so sorry to hear about Margaret. She was such a sweet person. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.


Maria D Howrigon

October 1, 2021 at 4:47 pm

I am so sorry to hear of Margarets passing. She was one of the most beautiful people I know inside and out.


Carolyn Elma-Faye Jordan

October 1, 2021 at 6:33 pm

My heart aches for your family & all who loved Margaret. May God fold you all in His loving arms & comfort you.


Karen Panse McNees

October 1, 2021 at 10:10 pm

What a beautiful heart and gentle kindness Margaret shared! Lifting you up, sweet family! Hugs and prayers!


Colleen (Kelsey) Ziemer

October 1, 2021 at 11:47 pm

So sorry to hear of Margaret’s passing. She was such a nice and sweet person. We graduated together. My prayers are with her family.


Sue peck

October 2, 2021 at 2:47 am

So sorry for your familys loss,she was a great person. And much loved prayers and hugs to you.


The Gleason's. Ron, Shawn and family

October 2, 2021 at 8:36 am

My heart is deeply saddened by the loss of Margaret here on earth. She was a light in the darkness and emulated Jesus always. She taught me so much and I am thankful for the many memories and love that we had together. My heart goes out to all of her family at this time, she will be greatly missed. I rejoice knowing that we will see her again. Please know that we are praying for all of you, her children, grandchildren, brothers and sisters. May you rest in the peace of God.


Bruce & Deb Russelll

October 2, 2021 at 11:58 am

We are deeply sorry to hear of Margaret’s passing from this life on Earth. We know that she has been reunited with her loved ones who’ve passed before her.

Margaret’s beautiful smile and loving spirit will always be remembered. We are praying for the family during this difficult time.


Timothy J Moyer

October 2, 2021 at 11:59 am

So sorry to hear of Margaret’s passing. Praying that the Lord would give you His perfect peace and comfort during this difficult time.


Kathleen Brazee

October 2, 2021 at 12:01 pm

Heartfelt Sympathy to The Rex, And Moyer Families!! God Bless, Kathi (Bushee) Brazee


Arch & Sandy Woodstock

October 2, 2021 at 1:26 pm

At this time of great loss we pray the God of all comfort is with you and you receive from him strength during this time.

Arch & Sandy Woodstock


Kelly Bohl

October 2, 2021 at 2:21 pm

So sad to hear Margaret is gone. She worked for our family many years ago. She was so sweet, hardworking , thoughtful and her kindness was so evident. RIP Margaret . Thinking of her entire family.


Dan & Kristin Hinkle, Graham, Isla, Oliver, & Edison

October 2, 2021 at 9:20 pm

We love and miss Aunt Margaret! She was a lovely and kind-hearted person.


Mike & Sherry (Howrigon ) Hanson

October 2, 2021 at 10:02 pm

I’ve known Margaret most of my life and remember she would go to my grandma’s home and study the Bible when she was a young mom. She was a Jesus lover and was never ashamed to let you know. My heart breaks for her family but know she was welcomed with “ well done, my good and faithful servant” when she breathed her first breath in heaven. Praying for her family .


Jessica Simpson

October 2, 2021 at 11:36 pm

I’ve known Mrs. Rex since I was a young teenager as she is my wonderful friend, Tricia’s mother. She loved me like her own and taught me so much about the church and Jesus Christ. Thanks to the entire Rex family I am a Christian. She will always be in my heart. So many wonderful memories of one of the most wonderful women I ever have known.


Diane (DeGood) McPherson

October 3, 2021 at 8:11 am

Sympathy to the Moyer and Rex families Margaret was a beautiful, caring lady

hope her being at Peace will help you find peace also


Jan Baker

October 3, 2021 at 12:38 pm

Margaret was a compassionate and loving person.I loved her smile and dancing eyes.We will cherish memories and celebrate her life.Thoughts and prayers to her family.


Mitzi Henke

October 3, 2021 at 2:21 pm

To Margaret’s family I send my deepest sympathy. I know she will be greatly missed. The last time I talked to Margaret was at Michele and Bryan’s house. She said she had her granddaughter there to play with the kittens. She was so devoted to her children and grandchildren . May you be comforted by all your wonderful memories. My thoughts are with you. So sorry for your loss. Mitzi


Wendy Hendricks Moyer

October 3, 2021 at 2:32 pm

We will keep the Moyer family in our prayers. We are so sorry for your loss.

Love, Wendy and Brian


Ron and Nancy (Rice) Feniger

October 3, 2021 at 8:16 pm

Our deepest sympathy to the Rex and Moyer families. May God grant you peace in your loss. Prayers to your families.


Fred and Sue Bosma

October 4, 2021 at 9:02 am

To Margaret’s whole family we send our deepest sympathies and pray for God’s comfort in the days ahead.

Margaret had the glow of God’s light for all to see. What a special gift for her family and friends! Sending our love to all of you!

Fred and Sue Bosma


John and Diane Flessner

October 4, 2021 at 12:56 pm

Dear Gabe, Tricia, Andrea and families and also to Marg’s siblings and friends, What a treasure we all shared in Margaret. She loved deeply and left that legacy for all of us to share. Her faith was contagious and I’ll forever be grateful for her sharing Jesus with me. God called her home too soon it seems but she knew where her real hope lied and was a good and faithful servant until her home going. I picture her with many children dancing and singing with the angels smiling and giggling. Our prayers extend to each one of you – May you experience the Holy Spirits assurance and peace. Love to all, Diane and John


Linda Alling

October 4, 2021 at 1:30 pm

I am deeply sorry for Margaret’s family and her friends loss. Jesus ushered her into eternity, leaving many to mourn, yet rejoice in her eternity. She was a faithful servant to her Lord and savior.

May Gods peace and comfort surround her family in the coming days.


Emily Kubin

October 5, 2021 at 12:28 pm

Love You


Veronica Crowell

October 5, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Sorry for your loss to the family of Margret. I knew her thru her sister, Judy Harmon, my dear friend, and sorry to the Harmon family for the loss of their Aunt and sister-in-in law..

Veronica and Ken.


Mary Shinners

October 8, 2021 at 2:17 pm

I met Marg in Bible Study Fellowship. I learned to love her for her sweet spirit, quest for adventure, and bubbly personality. I’ll remember her for her love of her Lord and as a wonderful grandma, mom and authentic friend

Looking forward to walking the streets of gold with Marg ❤️


Linda Joy

October 9, 2021 at 8:08 am

I am so sad to hear that Margaret has passed away. She was such a sweet kind and gentle soul. Her smile lit up her face and she was genuinely caring and friendly. My condolences to the family.


Ellen Neal

October 9, 2021 at 8:41 pm

I am so sorry to hear about our dear Margaret’s passing. I loved her and grieve with you. Love and blessings to you.


Jeanne (Scheppelman) and Dave Myers

October 10, 2021 at 9:15 pm

Dear family, may our Lord wrap His arms around you and give you peace and memories to enjoy for a lifetime. We graduated together and she was always so kind and caring to me!

God Bless


Steve Belden

October 16, 2021 at 3:40 pm

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Hopefully good memories will carry you through this difficult time.

Steve and Diane Belden


Carol and a Bruce Panse

October 16, 2021 at 9:29 pm

Mike, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your wonderful family.


June Pomeroy

October 17, 2021 at 11:28 am

My deepest sympathy to Margaret’s family! She was such a kind, loving and exceptional lady! She will be sorely

Missed. I’m so glad we will meet again in the presence of our Lord one day!


Lonnie Corbin

October 22, 2021 at 10:54 am

Knowing that Margaret is with Jesus gives hope, which anchors the soul at at this difficult time. I have never known anyone quite like Margaret. Such a pure and giving woman of God. There aren’t enough words. She was one of the first people I ever met at Centerpoint Church, and we prayed together in her car. Always there with a word of encouragement, and an invitation to walk closer with God. She will be so greatly missed.


Carole Kobe

October 22, 2021 at 8:19 pm

The Kobe’s, Paul, Carole, Karie & Ryan

What a treasure Margaret has been for our family. She emanated Joy, Love, Hope & humor in the most unique, creative and wonderful ways. Marg was one of my dearest friends on earth and will be for all eternity. I am comforted by imagining her tenderly holding Troy while in the presence of Jesus. We continually pray for her dear family and know one day we will all celebrate together with her.


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