Tribute: Margaret A. Rex

Margaret A. Rex, 95, of Girard, died peacefully Tuesday, August 9, 2016

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GIRARD, Ohio – Margaret A. Rex, 95, of Girard, died peacefully Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at Heritage Manor with her family at her side.

Margaret was born November 14, 1920 in Youngstown, Ohio, to Mary Rose Gallagher Kuzman and Angelo Kuzman, second of eight siblings.

Margaret moved to Girard as a baby and lived her entire life in Girard.

Margaret married Donald George Rex Sr. on August 23, 1941 at St. Rose Church in Girard. Donald passed away April 7, 1996.

Margaret baked cakes for all occasions including many wedding cakes. She made chocolates for Christmas and Easter. She loved to Garden.

She worked for 19 years at J.C.Penney’s in the Liberty plaza retiring in 1982.

She leaves to forever cherish her memory, a son, Don “Buster” (Pat) Rex of Girard, four daughters, Lu (John) Mendenhall of Huntington Beach, Ca., Peggy (Dennis) Hill of Niles, Maureen (Peter) Zeller of Girard, and Kathryn A. Rex of Hubbard, eight grandchildren; Lisa Gilmour, Mark Ameduri, Michael Rex, Katie Rex Martino (Paul), Michele Hill Simon (Eric), Andrew Hill(Jill), Christine Zeller Papa (Jim) and Timothy C. Zeller (Lindsay), fourteen great-grandchildren; Cory Sanford, Justin Sanford, Chelsea Gilmour, Renee Irvine, Rex Irvine, Emily Koehn, Hannah Koehn, Colin Koehn, Kent Hill, Maggie Hill, Rex Papa, Cyrus Papa, Sechylle Zeller and Louis Zeller, a great-great granchild, Hazel Renee Thomas, a sister, Catherine Demas and two brothers, James Kuzman and Robert Kuzman (Barbara). She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two granddaughters, Renee Fond Sanford and Kelli Lynn Rex, a sister, Madeline Kuzman Catone, and three Brothers, George Kuzman, John Kuzman and William Kuzman.

Margaret’s family would like to express their gratitude to Heritage Manor. Margaret spent her last two years under their loving care. We just can’t express how much everyday at Heritage Manor meant to us. Also, we would like to thank Crossroads Hospice for their compassionate care.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, August 13, 10:00 a.m., at St. Rose Church where the family will receive relatives and friends from 9:00 a.m. until the time of mass and also on Friday, August 12 at Blackstone Funeral Home from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Margaret will be laid to rest at Girard City Cemetery next to her husband.

The family request that any memorial contributions be made to: Heritage Manor-517 Gypsy Lane Youngstown, Ohio 44504, Emmanuel Community Care Center- 2 North State St. Girard, Ohio 44420 or Crossroads Hospice-3743 Boettler Oaks Drive, Suite E, Green, Ohio 44685.

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