Rex C. Jones (1933 - 2013)

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INDEPENDENCE – Rex C. Jones, 80, of Independence, died Friday morning, Aug. 2, at his home in Independence.
Rex was born July 30, 1933, in Dike, the son of Millard and Fannie (Witte) Jones. He graduated from Jesup High School, Jesup. After high school he joined the U.S. Army on Sept. 2, 1953 and served proudly until his discharge in 1955. He married Marcia Baird in 1953 and they were later divorced. On May 24, 1969 Rex married Carolyn Schoonover Hallett at the United Methodist Church in Independence. For 33 years he was a loyal employee of John Deere.
He is survived by his wife Carolyn Jones, and his eight children, Randy (Debi) Jones, Independence, Karen (Shawn) Hoaglan, Independence, Robyn (Fred) Brookhouser, N.M., Kevin Hallett, Independence, Kathy (Craig) Finholt, Independence, Rod Jones, Bonita Springs, Fla., Rusty Jones, Yuba City, Calif., Kendall Hallett, Madison, Wis., Fifteen grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Mildred Burman.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at the Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory in Independence, with Dr. David Larson, officiating. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Brandon Cemetery, Brandon.
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Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory
216 3Rd Ave Se
Independence, IA 50644
(319) 334-2501
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Aug. 12 to Aug. 31, 2013
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