Rex Elliston

Rex V. Elliston

November 19, 1921 - February 3, 2016 


Rex V. Elliston, 94, of Creston, died peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 at Wooster Community Hospital following a period of declining health.
Rex was born Nov. 19, 1921 in Medina to the late Clarence and Esther Bower Elliston and graduated from Creston High School.  He married the former Pauline Swartz who preceded him in death in 1962.  Following her death he married Genevieve Heilman Sheets on Nov. 22, 1963 and she survives.  He retired from the Ohio Injector and then was a dairy farmer until become an Ohio snowbird in Florida where he and Genevieve spent 30 years enjoying their winters.  He enjoyed fishing, traveling and spending time with the grandchildren at the farm and attended Chippewa Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are his wife Genevieve of 52 years; children, JoAnn Garrison of Wooster and Wilbur (Kate) Sheets of Dallas Center, IA; 4 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren; a sister, Jane (Wright) Culbertson of Wooster; a brothers John Elliston of Creston and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, his parents, a son Ross Sheets, a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Charlene Elliston and a sister-in-law, Ruth Elliston.
Services will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston where friends may call from 12:00 noon until time of services.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at Wadsworth.  Tributes may be shared at  Memorial contributions may be made to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691. 

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