Stanley “Rex” Deford

April 6, 2015

Stanley “Rex” Deford 80, of Colfax, IN, died at 10:15 p.m. April 6, 2015 at Parkwood Healthcare, Lebanon, Indiana.  Born September 8, 1934 in Colfax, IN to Benjamin Franklin & Marjorie (Ham) Deford.  He married Malinda Flowers on May 2, 1959 in Colfax and she survives. Rex was a 1953 graduate of Colfax High School and a lifelong Colfax resident. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served from 1956 to 1962. He was a newspaper pressman for the Lafayette Journal & Courier for 34 years, retiring in 1994. Rex was a member of the Colfax Christian Church. He was Past Master of the Plumb Masonic Lodge, and then transferred to the Vesta Masonic Lodge.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 5-8 p.m. with a Masonic Service beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home. Service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 10th at the funeral home. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Great Lakes Hospice.

Survived by:

Wife: Linda Deford of Colfax, 2 Granddaughters: Allison Kay Deford of Seattle, WA, Kaitlyn Jean Deford Lafayette and Great Granddaughter: Eila Rose Deford.

Preceded by:

a son, Kevin on November 18, 2000 and a brother, Arnold Lee Deford.


Leave your Condolences

6 Condolences for “Stanley “Rex” Deford”

  1. Thomas Fickle April 7, 2015 at 4:39 pm


    I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Rex. He was good man and a proud American. I will be thinking of you and wishing you all the best. I can not help but remember Rex when Digger came into your home and what he thought of that big ole dog. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


  2. Robert Fickle April 7, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    I want to let you know how sorry I am to hear that Rex has passed away. You both were like second parents to me when I was growing up. I remember all the good times I had at your house and the great food. You both always made me feel welcome. I remember his laugh and that four door red car he drove to work that Rex said could beat Kevin’s car any day of the week in a quarter mile race. I know Rex will missed by all who him. I am sure he is happy to see Kevin again as I know you both miss him dearly as do I. I wish the best for you and your family during this troubling time and know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers.


  3. Gerry & Nancy Riley April 8, 2015 at 6:05 pm


    Very sorry to hear about the passing of Rex. I worked with Rex at the Journal & Courier from 1969-1983. He was a good friend and taught me a lot about the newspaper pressroom. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers during this tough time. May God be with you and comfort you during the days and weeks forthcoming.

    Gerry and Nancy Riley

  4. Ted and Carla Newell April 9, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    We were sorry to hear of your loss of Rex. Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It saddens us to realize the loss of loved ones. May God bless you and strengthen you in the days, weeks, and months ahead.

    Ted and Carla Newell
    710 Pittsburgh Ave
    Fairmont, WV 26554

  5. Wayne & Karen Patchett April 10, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    So sorry to read of Rex passing. I have many memories of Rex and my brother Don during their motorcycle years. Our sincere prayers and condolences go out to you and your family.

  6. Monica Ham Snyder April 13, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    Linda and Family,
    So sorry for your loss. sorry I didn’t make it to the funeral home. The video of Rex has so many nice pictures. I’m sure he and Kevin are out
    cruising in the Monte!!! Love, hugs, and prayers! Monica Ham Snyder

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