Jan. 16, 1933
July 14, 2012
Rex E. Shaffer, 79, of rural Spencerville, died at 6:05 p.m. Saturday at The Ohio State University Hospital East, Columbus, where he had been a patient for two months with an extended illness.
He was born Jan. 16, 1933, in Van Wert County to Homer Earl and Flossie Mae Etchison Shaffer, who preceded him in death.
On April 7, 1956, he married Dorothy K. Robey, who survives.
Survivors also include sons William Clark (Nancy) Shaffer of Spencerville, Brent Allen Shaffer of Wapakoneta and Richard Neal (Patty) Shaffer of Delphos; grandchildren Calla Marie Shaffer of Spencerville and Cassandra Louise “Cassie” and Cory James Schimmoeller of Delphos; sisters Rosa Marie (Jerry) Moreland of Auburn, Ind., and Gladys Ann (Ronald) Mumma of New Haven, Ind.; sister-in-law Ramona Shaffer of Sherwood; brothers-in-law John Robey Jr. of Van Wert and David Robey of Michigan; sisters-in-law Florence (Lowell) Nolan and Mary (Raymond) Young of Venedocia, Carol (Darrel) Bowers of Lima, Nancy Robey of Spencerville and Daomi Robey of Van Wert; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, William Clark Shaffer; and four brothers-in-law, Franklin, William, Richard and Donald Robey.
Mr. Rex served in the U.S. Army in Korea. He was a farmer and worked 42 years at the former Nameplate/Hayes Albion/Trim Trends factory in Spencerville doing maintenance work. He was a member of the United Auto Workers union Local 961 and was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6772. He was a 1951 York High School graduate.
A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, the Rev. John G. Medaugh will officiate. Burial will be in Spencerville Cemetery with military rites by the Spencerville Veterans.
Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9:30-11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Spencerville Veterans Memorial Park or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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