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Bellville Times
Funeral services for Ben "Rex" Maresh, 91, of Bleiblerville were held on
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004 at 10 a.m. from Nelsonville Brethren Church in
Nelsonville with the Rev. Michael Groseclose officiating.
Interment was at National Cemetery near Nelsonville. Serving as pallbearers
were Mitchell Juergens, Dwayne Juergens, Trason Maresh, Kenneth Wehring, Roy
Stepan and Allen Stepan. Honorary pallbearer was Sanjay Singh.
Born in Nelsonville, Ben was the son of Joe and Agnes Barabas Maresh. He was
raised in Scranton Grove and attended school in Scranton Grove.
On Nov. 25, 1937 Mr. Ben Maresh was married to Miss Alida Wehring with a
ceremony held at nelsonville Brethren Church in Nelsonville. Ben was the
owner of Maresh Grocery in Bleiblerville. During his life he ventured in
many endeavors which included building hurricane fencing, working as an
appraiser for Austin County Precinct 2 in the Road and Bridge Department and
he was a farmer and rancher.
Ben was a member of the Nelsonville Brethren Church where he served as an
Elder for many years. He was also members of Nelsonville / Bleiblerville
S.P.J.S.T., Bleiblerville Volunteer Fire Department, Mutual Aid Society,
Austin County Farm Bureau, Austin County Game and Fish, Austin County
Cattlemen Association, Board of Directors of Bluebonnet Electric Coop, past
president of National Cemetery and Stark's Domino Club.
Ben "Rex" Maresh died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004 in Bellville.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Alida Maresh of Bleiblerville;
daughter, Carol Sue "Susie" Juergens and husband Conrad of Sealy; sons,
Barry Maresh of Houston and Donald Maresh and wife, Laurece, of Brenham;
grandchildren, Mitchell Juergens, Rexanne Singh and husband Sanjay, Dwayne
Juergens and Trason Maresh; great grandchildren, Katy and Alyssa Singh and
numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Agnes Maresh; infant son,
Ben Maresh, Jr.; brother and sister-in-law, Edwin and Lydia Maresh; and
sisters and brothers-in-law, Sadie and Otto Chernosky, Milady and William
Stepan, Ruth Stepan Slovak and Alfred Stepan and Frank Slovak, Lillie and
John Stepan and Alma and Woodrow Lahrman.
Memorials may be made to Nelsonville Brethren Church Building Fund, 332
Nelsonville Church Road, Bellville, Texas 77418.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of Knesek Family Funeral Chapel,
Posted by Joy Neely


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