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Rex B. Noe 1904-1950


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 11/17/2010 at 22:26:16

Rex Noe Dies Suddenly of Heart Attack
Rex B. Noe, 45, Estherville native and World War II veteran, died yesterday morning in a hotel room in Knoxville, Tenn.

A salesman and resident of Memphis for the past five years, Noe was in Knoxville on business. Death came as a result of a heart attack. He had been suffering from phlebitis ever since before his discharge from army service in 1943.

Noe was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Vance Noe of Estherville. He was born in Estherville June 11, 1904, and received his education in Estherville public schools. Oct. 23, 1943, he was married to Alma Kees of Laurens. Before the war, he was employed by the Robert Pierce novelty company in the Merchandise Mart in Chicago.

On Oct. 26, 1943, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, and served until his discharge, Feb. 6, 1944. After his discharge, he returned to Chicago to work, and about five years ago moved to Memphis for reasons of health.

As a boy, he was a member of DeMolay, and later a member of Masonic lodge. He was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include his wife in Memphis, his parents in Estherville, two sisters, Mrs. Selmer Amdal of Estherville and Jean Noe at home, and a niece, Carol Amdal. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy, in 1941.

Estherville relatives expect arrival of the body in Emmetsburg Saturday morning. Funeral arrangements have not been made pending arrival of the body and Mrs. Noe from Memphis. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, February 23, 1950)

Noe Services Tomorrow
Services for Rex Noe will be held 2:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Vance Noe home and at 3 p.m. at Estherville Baptist church, the Rev. J. A. Riggs of Wesley officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, February 25, 1950)

Rex V. Noe
Services for Rex V. Noe were held Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Baptist church with the Rev. G. E. Forssell and the Rev. J. A. Riggs of Wesley in charge.

Rex died Feb. 21, sometime after 7:30 p.m. Apparently had had been in very good health until that day when he told a customer in Gatlinburg, Tenn., to whom he was selling, that he felt sick. When Rex didn’t come back the next day, calls were made to the hotel about noon, and he was found lying across the bed with his open Bible beside him. Rex had been away from Memphis for about two weeks on this trip and had been in and around Knoxville during that time.

Rex Vance Noe was born June 11, 1904, in Estherville and died Feb. 21, 1950, in Gatlinburg, Tenn., a the age of 45 years. He was educated in the public schools and graduated from Estherville high school in 1922. After graduation he worked in the Raife shoe store and later went to Chicago where he spent a number of years as a salesman.

On Oct. 23, 1942, he married Alma Kees of Laurens and they made their home in Chicago until July, 1945, when they moved to Memphis, Tenn. He traveled the states of Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama as a representative of various manufacturers. It was while on a selling trip that he died suddenly from a heart attack.

Rex was a member of the Baptist church, a veteran of World War II, and a Mason, a member of Memphis Lodge No. 118 A.F. and A.M.

He is survived by his wife; his parents Vance R. and Esther Hoover Noe, two sisters, Mrs. Selmer Amdal and Jeanne Noe, and one niece, Carol Esther Amdal. A brother, Jimmy, preceded him in death in 1941.

Music was furnished by Miss Marie Harker, a very close friend. Miss Roberta Allen sang two solos, “The Lord’s Prayer” and “In the Garden.”

Pallbearers were boyhood friends, Paul Gray, Dr. J. B. Osher, Harry Coffie, John Rhodes, Harold Keeler and Maurice Cox.

Burial was made beside Rex’s great grandparents, the R. E. Ridleys, in the first lot to be bought in Oak Hill cemetery.

Those from out of town who attended the services were: Everett J. Kees, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Kees, Mrs. Marietta Kees, Mrs. Ira Siddall, all from Laurens; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Clark and Nicky, Ashton, and Mr. and Mrs. Glen Ingram, Sioux Rapids. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, February 28, 1950)


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