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Pearl Rexford "Rex" Ogle

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OGLE Pearl Rexford "Rex" Ogle, born June 27, 1928 to Pearl R. and Winnie Bernice (McBroom) Ogle, died peacefully in his sleep on New Year's Day. His father, mother, and brother Donald preceded him in death. He is survived by Marcia, his faithful, loving wife of 56 years; their 6 children, Kim VanWassen (Bob), Craig (Mary Ann), Sue Ankrom (Jeff), Colleen, Jennifer Freshly (Lindsay), Heather Rodwell (John); 14 grandchildren; brother, Gary (Maryann); and dear friend, Myron Campbell (Chris). Rex grew up in Columbus, matriculating from East High School, and then attended to Capital University, Ohio State University, and Michigan State University, where he received his Ph.D. in Chemistry. Dr. Ogle worked as a research chemist for the Goodyear Atomic Corporation in Piketon for 7 years and then answered a calling to teach at Otterbein College for 29 years. He was a 50-year member of the American Chemical Society and was past president of the Central Ohio chapter. As a professor he was more than a teacher and researcher, but also a mentor whose commitment to his students extended beyond the classroom, even providing many a place to stay when needed. He felt tremendous pride in their accomplishments, as he did his children's. As a family man, he was hardworking, fun, adventurous, and totally dedicated, a true partner with Marcia, and an unending source of encouragement to his children and grandchildren, who were his greatest joy. Rex possessed a quiet, but radiant faith. During 45 years as a member of Church of the Master UMC, he served in many positions of leadership but most often led by example with a heart for improving the conditions and character of others' lives through countless acts of kindness and assistance, large and small. Heifer Project International, Habitat for Humanity, the Interfaith Hospitality Network, and The Open Shelter were among organizations to which he gave substantial time and energy. He touched many lives and will be sorely missed. His family appreciates the loving care re received in his final months from the staff at Friendship Village of Columbus. Calling hours are Monday 4:30-6:30 p.m. at The Church of the Master, 24 N. Grove St., Westerville, where memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday. Rev. Todd Anderson officiating. Friends may contribute in his memory to Heifer Project International, c/o Church of the Master. Arrangements handled by HILL FUNERAL HOME, Westerville.
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