Eunice Edith Rexroat, age 95, of 1506 Meadowview Dr., Celina, Ohio died on Saturday Dec. 1, 2018 at the Miller Place Assisted Living. She was born on April 25, 1923, in Des Moines Township, Jasper County, Iowa, to the late Ernest and Leona (Bowans) Kile. She graduated from Newton High School, Newton, Iowa. On April 17, 1946, she married Wayne Rexroat, who passed away in 2004. Three sisters, Maxine Kile, Wilma (Jiggs) Seiler, Jo Ann (Donald) Miller, and her brother-in-law Bob Smith, preceded her in death.
Eunice is survived by two daughters, Sue Rexroat and Cheryl (Dave) Lipp, both of Celina, a sister Ardyce Lea Smith, Marshalltown, Iowa, four grandchildren; Jennifer (Dennis) Henkle, Christopher Hammons, Mitchell Lipp, Kerry Lipp, six great grandchildren; Seneca Henkle, Brandon Hammons, Mackenzie Hammons, Jacoby Hammons, Beckham Lipp, Weston Lipp and several Nieces and Nephews.
She and her husband Wayne owned and operated the Western Auto and Ace Hardware store on Main Street in Celina from 1964 to 1981. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and enjoyed her time as a Brownie Leader and Sunday school teacher. She also loved to sew, make crafts, cross stitch, knit and crochet. A longtime member of the Grand Lake United Methodist Church (formerly St. Paul’s United Methodist Church), Eunice helped with Election Day dinners, served as church historian and led the prayer square ministry for many years. Because of these volunteer efforts, along with her work at the polls, and her involvement with the Call Food Pantry, the Celina Area Chamber of Commerce, recognized Eunice as the Humanitarian of the Year, at the annual Celina Chamber Banquet in 2012. She will be remembered for her kindness to others, love for her family and grateful attitude. Although quiet by nature, she made a positive impact on those around her. She was deeply loved and will be missed by her family, friends and neighbors.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6th, 2018 at the Lehman-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina, with Rev. Diane Mendelson officiating. Burial will follow in North Grove Cemetery, in Celina. Visitation is from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 and from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30a.m. on Thursday morning at the Funeral Home in Celina. Memorial contributions may be made to the Call Food Pantry, 420 N. Brandon Ave. Celina, Ohio 45822 or to State of the Heart Care 230 West Main St. Coldwater, Oho 45828. Friends may share condolences on line at LehmanDzendzelFH.com