Rex W. Marlatt

May 22, 2013

Rex W. Marlatt 84 of rural Frankfort, died at 11 a.m. May 22, 2013 at Mulberry Health & Retirement Community, where he had lived since July 2012. Born September 9, 1928 in Clinton County to Louis W. & Mabel E. (Shay) Marlatt. He married Mildred Coyner on September 5, 1950 at the Mulberry Methodist Church and she preceded him in death on January 26, 2011. Mr. Marlatt was a 1946 graduate of Little Jeff High School, attended Purdue University and was a lifelong Clinton County resident. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served state side during the Korean War. Rex was a farmer, self-employed welder, Clinton Prairie School bus driver for 34 years and also drove a bus for the Mulberry Lutheran Home for 7 years. A member of the Antioch Church, where he was a former Sunday school teacher, deacon, trustee and sang in the choir for over 50 years. He was also a licensed pilot. Rex was a caring, loving, hardworking man and his family was very important to him.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2013 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday, May 24th from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Antioch Church.

Survived by:

Son: Michael W. (Brenda) Marlatt of Greencastle, Daughter: SueAnn (Rob) Stinson of rural Frankfort, 3 grandchildren: Seth (Cassandra) Marlatt of Churubusco, Nikki (Jeremiah) Julian of Lafayette and Kody (Curtis) Miller of New Richmond, IN, 2 Great Granddaughters: Sidney & Mackenzie Julian.

Preceded by:

His wife and 2 brothers.


9 Condolences for “Rex W. Marlatt”

  1. Exie Pence May 23, 2013 at 12:43 am

    So sorry to hear about your Dad. My family has lots of happy memories of your Mom and Dad, Rex went to school for Anna on Grandparents Day when none of hers could go, Rex and Anna share the same birthday. I remember one time the kids missed the bus and your dad went back in his truck and took them to school. He will be dearly missed.

  2. Nancy Batts May 23, 2013 at 11:32 am

    My thoughts and prayers to the family…Rex was always a kind man…he was my bus driver to school many years ago.

  3. Terri(Maratin)Dean May 23, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    SueAnn, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Rex, what a great man, always giving and caring, cherish your memories and be proud of the father and man of integrity he was, you are in my thoughts and prayers in the coming days, Again, I am so sorry for your loss.

  4. Kelvin and Rhonda Lane May 23, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    We really loved your dad! He was a great man and we loved hearing him sing in the choir and talking to him on Sunday. Please accept our deepest condolences on his passing. He will be truly missed!

  5. Joy Neal & family May 24, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    So sorry to hear about your dad . . .they are so special. Our families connected over the years starting with us and continued through our children. He will be missed, but there are lots of lovely memories!

  6. Pam Shelburne May 25, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I would not have known, but I went to the cemetery to put flowers on Aunt Oora and Aunt Middy’s graves and found a fresh grave there. I was shocked and went home and found Uncle Rex’s obituary on the Goodwin web page. I am sorry I was not able to come and pay my last respect. Your parents were just like my aunt and uncle and I will sadly miss them both. It is hard to loose your dad. I know because it has not been a year since my dad died (May 28, 2012). I will keep you in my prayers.

  7. Alma Irwin May 28, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Sue Ann,
    I am really sorry to find out about our dad, as with Penny, I too would have loved to pay my last respects to not only your father but also your mother. I had no idea either had passed away until yesterday when my husband and I were at the cemetery to visit our grandson’s grave. I enjoyed seeing them when Mom was back here that summer and learned a lot of stories. Gob bless you! Alma

    • SueAnn Stinson May 29, 2013 at 6:42 pm

      Wanted to thank each and everyone of you for your kind words and prayers about Dad. (And Mom too) He will be truly missed! Over the past few days, I’ve heard lots of good stories from school bus, church choir to vacations they took with friends. Although it’s been a rough couple of weeks, I know Dad is with Mom now up in Heaven together so that makes it easier. Again, thanks to all that has helped us thru this chapter in our life.

  8. Fred Heavilon, Jr. June 8, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Mike and SueAnn – I just discovered the sad news about your Dad. He was a great man as many people have mentioned…and as you well know. He was a pillar to the church, school, and community. Wished more people were like him. My thoughts and prayers to you and your families.

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