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Merlene Rexroat, 89, Russell Springs, KY (1932-2021)

Merlene Rexroat of Russell Springs passed away Sunday, October 31, 2021, at Fair Oaks Nursing Home. She was 89 years old.

A religious service will be held at 1pmCT on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel, 202 N. Main St., Jamestown, KY, with Bro. Wayne Keith officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgecrest Cemetery Jamestown, KY.

Friends may visit on Wednesday at 11amCT at H. E. Pruitt Memory Chapel.

Merlene was born in Jabez, KY, on March 16, 1932, a daughter of the late Eula (Wiggington) and Charlie Hoover.

Merlene is survived by:
  • a daughter, Debbie Lafavers, of Russell Springs, KY;
  • four sons Charles Fred Rexroat, of Russell Springs, KY; Ozandal Rexroat, of Georgetown, KY; Randy Rexroat, of Columbia, KY; David Rexroat, of Jamestown,KY;
  • a sister, Glenna Stiff, of Russell Springs, KY.
  • 9 grandchildren
  • 3 step great grandchildren
  • a host of nieces, nephews and friends
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Rondal Rexroat, three brothers Oscar, Denzil, and Dewayne Hoover, two half sisters Alice Abbott and Hattie Edwards.

Pallbearers: Adam Rexroat, Isaac Rexroat, Jackson Rexroat, Andrew Lafavers, John Thompson, Philip Pierce, Aaron Uder, Kendall Hoover, Eric Wolford, and Dustin Warriner.

H.E. Pruitt is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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Merlene Rexroat, 89, Russell Springs, KY (1932-2021)

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