OBITUARY - REX LINDEN FOLTZ
Rex Linden FOLTZ was born March 28, 1914 in Middle Fork township, Ringgold county, Iowa, the son of Mike J. and Clara
(FERBER) FOLTZ. Rex passed away on September 17, 1999 at the Gentry County Memorial Hospital in Albany, Missouri at the
age of 85 years.
Rex grew up and attended rural schools in Ringgold county.
Rex was united in marriage to Florence DRAKE on June 13, 1936 in Winterset, Iowa by Rev. TALLEY. They lived in Oregon for
17 years where Rex worked as a painter, nine years in Arizona where Rex worked on the Tom CHAUNCEY Ranch in the hay
cultivation and then moved to the Tingley, Iowa area where Rex worked for Harrison LINK.
Florence passed away on May 27,
Rex married Cleora ARMSTRONG OLNEY on February 23, 1982 in Mound City, Missouri and they have made Albany, Missouri their
home after he retired in 1984.
Rex liked to be busy and he enjoyed woodworking, gardening and working in his yard. He was
a good neighbor and was outgoing and friendly. Most importantly, Rex was a wonderful caregiver to his parents when he was
younger and to Florence and Cleora in later years.
Cleora passed away on September 17, 1998.
Rex was baptized in the Tingley Methodist Church and was a member of the Albany Christian Church. He enjoyed attending the
Dorsey Christian Church in Albany.
Rex was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wives, Florence and Cleora; two brothers and their wives, Ray and
Pearl and Roy and Jennie; and Roy and Jennie's children, Betty BEACH and Glee FOLTZ.
Left to cherish his memory are his stepchildren, Norma BEAUCHAMP and husband, Shelby and Beverly McCORD and her husband
Vernon, all of Albany, Missouri and Norman M. OLENY and his wife Sharon of Springfield, Missouri; eight step-grandchildren
and 12 step-great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law Richard DRAKE and his wife Judy of Mount Ayr, Iowa and Glen DRAKE of
Clovis, California; sisters-in-law Rose FINDLEY and her husband Robert H. of Grant City, Missouri and Helen YOUNG of
Philomath, Oregon; nieces and nephews Ella Marie TRASK, Mike BEACH and Gary FOLTZ of Oregon and Fred FOLTZ of Idaho, as
well as a host of good friends.
Graveside services were held on Monday, September 20, 1999 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr, Iowa with Pastor George
MOREY officiating. The euology was given by Robert H. FINDLEY.
Casketbearers were Richard DRAKE, Ron BEAUCHAMP, Rick SPRAGUE, Brian HOLLAND, Rob BEATTIE, Rick McCORD, Keith Lawrence
and Perry SHIPMAN.
Memorials can be made to the Dorsey Christian Church in Albany, Missouri.
Funeral arrangements were made by Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home of Mount Ayr.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, July of 2010
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