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Obituaries

Obituaries

Rex Emery Hubbard 1931 - 2006

Services for Rex Emery Hubbard, 75, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church. Burial will be later in Wellington.Mr. Hubbard died Monday, Aug. 21, 2006, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.He was born May 17, 1931, in Norton, the son of Rex E. and Barbara Johnson Hubbard. He moved to Wichita and graduated from Wichita East High School in 1949. He graduated from Kansas State University in 1954. Mr. Hubbard worked as a salesman. He started his own manufacturer representative business in 1978 and retired in 2001.He was an elder at First Presbyterian Church, where he was active in various programs. He also was an active member of the Northeast Beekeepers Assn., Bluebird Club and Miniature Train Club.He married Norma L. Hamilton on July 26, 1952. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include two sons, Ronald and wife Debby, Lawrence, and Richard and wife Kathy, Lebo; two daughters, Elizabeth "Libby" Smith and husband Steve and Lisa Marsden and husband Todd, all of Lawrence; and 11 grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Barbara Wingfield.The family suggests memorials to the Palliative Care Unit at Lawrence Memorial Hospital or Lawrence Humane Society, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.