Mary Lou Rex

DANSVILLE — Mary Lou Rex, 71, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ peacefully Thursday morning March 27, 2014 at home.

She was born in Olean on June 13, 1942, a daughter of the late Wayne Sylvester and Edna Berniece Clapp Shawl. On March 21, 1959, she was married to James "Jim" Rex, who survives. She was predeceased by a grandson Noah J. Colon-Hill

Mary Lou was a longtime faithful member of the Dansville Presbyterian Church, where she was a Deacon, and member of the Christian Education Committee. She was active with her husband Jim in the "Dalton Gang Square Dance Club" for many years. In her free time she enjoyed bowling, crocheting, baking, flower gardening, and being a good wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to anyone in need.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 55 years Jim; her children, Douglas (Beverly) Rex, Cindy (Jake) Holley, Laurie (Terry) Hill, Patti (Joe) Ellis, Rose (Carter) Craig; eight grandchildren, Richard M. (Maggie) Rex, Tonya M. (Melissa) Colon-Hill, Nicole E. Holley, Wendy A. (Nate) Higgins, Shelbi L. Zigenfus, Tyler L. Craig, Tiffany L. (Michael) Potter, Lea M. Hill, Paige E. Craig; four great-grandchildren, Mercedes M. Hoffman, Zoey L. Zigenfus, Damien J. Zigenfus; siblings, Wayne (Mary) Shawl Jr., Shirley (Murray) Kyes, Marie Bryson and Margaret (Carl) Snyder; many niece and nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Friends called Sunday at the Hindle Funeral Home, Inc., 271 Main St., Dansville. A funeral service was held on Monday at the Dansville Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Marcia Reiff officiating. Interment was in the Rogersville Forest Lawn Cemetery, Dansville. Online remembrances may be left at Hindle

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Dansville Presbyterian Church, or Noyes Memorial Hospital for the Dialysis, Infusion Unit or the ER, 111 Clara Barton St., both of Dansville, NY 14437.