Suzanne R. Rex

April 09, 1953 ‒ October 09, 2021

Fredericktown, Ohio

Suzanne R. Rex, 68, of Fredericktown passed away comfortably at Country Court Nursing Center in Mount Vernon on October 9, 2021 after battling Multiple Sclerosis for 20 years.  Suzanne was born April 9, 1953 in Mount Vernon to the late Dr. Robert H. Mayer and Adelaide A. Mayer (Reed) also deceased.

She was a graduate of Mount Vernon Senior High and Ohio University.  She was married to Allen Rowland for 37 years when he passed away on March 16, 2016.  They had no children.  Upon her husband passing, she was at Brookdale Retirement Facility.  On January 1, 2020 she joined Facebook where her first boyfriend, Steve Rex saw her post.  They reconnected quickly and were married on May 8, 2020.

Suzanne loved cats and was very generous to the local cat and dog shelters in Mount Vernon, which will continue.

Suzanne’s wish was that there be no funeral service.  Part of her ashes will be buried at Memorial Gardens beside her parents’ site and the other part will be kept by her husband.

Suzanne is survived by her husband, Stephen P. Rex Sr.; mother-in-law. Dorothy J. Rex; stepsons, Stephen P. Rex Jr. and Nicholas H. Rex; and step grandsons, Bodhi Z. Rex and Thaddius L. Rex.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Knox County.

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  • Rest In Peace Dear Suzanne, We were so blessed to hae you as part of our family. We enjoyed the time we spent with you and Steve. Your love of cats and dogs was so inspiring. Thanks to you and Steve for fostering our grand-cats. Our deepest sympathy to Steve, Aunt Dorothy, and family. Suzanne will be missed by all who had the good fortune to know her. Love Susan and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Steve, what a beautiful love story…ending too soon. Lifting you in prayers for comfort, peace and understanding. Sending hugs as well!

  • Steve, I am so sorry that u have to go through this. But, very happy that u had found your soul mate. Prayers for you and your family. Bee

  • Steve,Sending my deepest condolences to you and your family.So glad we got to meet Suzanne the last couple times at the family reunion.She always made sure everything looked beautiful. May Suzanne Rest In Peace 🙏🙏🙏

  • Steve and family, I feel so terribly sad for you. As surprised as I was when you first told me about Suzanne and the excitement in your voice then, I’m equally surprised that the love of your life has passed on, I can only imagine you now. I sure wish I was in Ohio now to be with you and give you hugs and talk to you. It will take a lot of time for your heart to even begin to start the healing process. But give it time. You’ll be in my prayers every night and my heart breaks for you. Anytime you want to get away, you’ll always be welcome here.
    Love you Cuz

  • God bless you Steve. Thankful you all were reunited and got to spend a few precious months together. Love will always be a very precious memory. Love and prayers for you my friend. Dennis and Nelvia Elkins

  • My condolences to Suzanne’s family and friends, I was one of her caregivers at Brookdale and I always enjoyed the times I got to visit with her and Maggie. She was so excited and happy when she found her childhood sweetheart and talked about him often. She always referred to me as Jon without the h.

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