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Obituaries

February 19, 2013

Rex Edward Lidy

Oct. 4, 1943 - Feb. 15, 2013

— Rex Edward Lidy, 69, Galveston passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at his residence.

Rex was born Oct. 4, 1943 to the late Clarence W. and Lois I Lidy. He married the former Patricia Ann Sheasley on Dec. 30, 2010 in Kokomo. Rex worked at Yellow Freight Trucking and Libbys Trucking. He loved to ride his Harley. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming, working on his vehicles, listening to country music and spending time with his family — especially his brothers.

Rex always liked to keep busy, whether it was helping friends or family do odds and ends. He would go out of his way to help them.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Ann Lidy; two sons, Ken D. Lidy and Ronald L. Lidy, wife, Jodi; daughter, Joyce A. O’Neal; six brothers; Don Lidy, wife Ann, Jerry Lidy, wife Pearlie, Dan Lidy, wife Kathy, Roy Lidy, wife Traci, Bill Lidy, and John Lidy, wife Joann; two sisters; Janet S. Percy and Joyce Harrington; six grandchildren, Misty D. Lidy, Brandi L. Smith, Leeanna M. Tucker, Brett A. Lidy and Lauralei H. Lidy; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Rex was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Mark E. Lidy; and two brothers, Ray and Gene Lidy.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St. Services are 10 a.m. Friday, with Rev. Kenneth Spangler officiating. Entombment will follow in Kokomo Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorials in Rex’s memory may be made to Miracle Ride for Riley Hospital, c/o Gino Johnson, Peachin-Schwartz- and Weingart 9449 Priority Way West Dr. Ste. 150 Indianapolis, IN 46240. You are invited to read Rex’s obituary online at www.ellersmortuary.com, where you may sign the guest book, share a personal message with the family or order flowers for the family.

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