Rex E. Price, 84

Rex E. Price, 84, of Wabash, died at 10:42 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, at Parkview Wabash Hospital. 

He was born July 6, 1931, in Laketon, to James Esta and Golda (Rutledge) Price.

Rex was a 1949 graduate of Laketon High School, received his B.S. degree from Manchester College in 1958, and received his masters degree from Ball State in 1963.  He married Susan Hodel in Armstrong, Ill., in June 23, 1956.  He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in Korea during the war.  He retired in 1990 from Northfield High School where he taught government and economics for 32 years.  Rex was a member of St. Matthews United Church of Christ, past president, secretary, and treasurer of the Wabash Lions Club, member of the Wabash American Legion Post 15, the Indiana State Teachers Association, the National Education Association, the Metropolitan Teachers Association and a former member of the Wabash Heart Association Board of Directors.   Rex was a longtime coach of the Wabash Little League Blackhawks, and also coached the Northfield Junior High basketball team. 

He is survived by his wife, Susan Price of Wabash; four children, Steven F. (Elizabeth) Price of Callaway, Florida, Phillip E. (Marianne) Price of Wabash, Carol Mendenhall of Indianapolis, and Cathy (Steven) Kirtlan of Wabash, two brothers; Edward (Georgia) Price of Wabash, and Lonnie (Phyllis) Price of Hobart; 11 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, son-in-law Brent Mendenhall, grandson Ryan Andrew Kirtlan, four brothers, and five sisters.

Funeral services will be 10:30 am Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Chad Kirtlan officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 2-6 pm Sunday, at the funeral home.

The preferred memorial is the Wabash Little League Program.

The memorial guest book for Rex may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Feb 18