Rex Hadden

ATWOOD – Rex E. Hadden, 90, of Atwood passed away at 7:35 a.m. Monday (Nov. 12, 2012) at Clark-Lindsey Village, Urbana.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 66 East U.S. Highway 36, Atwood, with the Rev. Dennis Hanner officiating.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday), with a 7:30 p.m. Masonic Service, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at the Cartwright Cemetery, rural Tuscola, with military graveside rites accorded.

Rex was born on May 9, 1922, in Atwood, the son of Russel and Pearl Barnhart Hadden. He married Martha Lewis on Feb. 12, 1944, in Atwood. She survives.

Other survivors include his sons, Phillip Hadden of Atwood and Brian Hadden of Missoula, Mont.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Max Hadden.

Rex graduated from Atwood High School in 1940. He attended Iowa State University in 1941 in pre-veterinary medicine. Rex was a U.S. Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. He was a member of the 30th Bombardment Squadron 19th Bomb Group.

Rex graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science and Chicago School of Watchmaking.

He started Hadden Jewelry in 1949 and was active until his death.

Rex was a member of the Atwood Masonic Lodge 651, AF & AM, and the James Reeder American Legion Post 770, Atwood.

In lieu of memorials, the family suggests a gift of love be given to your fellow friends.

Online condolences to the family may be sent via hilligossshraderfh.com.

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