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Rex Goff

October 3, 1953 — August 18, 2022

Rex Goff

Rex Leroy Goff of Keats, Kansas passed away Thursday, August 18, 2022 and is now resting in peace.  

He was born October 3, 1953 to Dean and Wanda Goff.  Rex was proud to be a part of a large family and enjoyed living life on the farm.  He was a member of the Keats United Methodist Church.

Rex is remembered as one of the bravest.  Experiencing health issues as a young adult he faced the challenge of kidney failure with courage and determination.  Through years of dialysis, outliving a kidney transplant and continued dialysis his daily obstacles were many, but he faced them with strength and dignity, never showing frustration or discouragement.  

Rex was especially close to his God children, Jandee and Cody and took delight in everything about them. His joy came from supporting many nieces and nephews in their sports and activities.  He believed in community and attended many local gatherings. Rex was an employee of Kansas State University.  His first appointment was in the Division of Continuing Education in 1988.  In 1991 he began working in the Office of the Vice President for Research, Pre-Award Services.  Recently, Rex was working as a Senior Grants and Contracts Administrator under the supervision of Paul Lowe and Lisa Duer, where a special friendship developed through mutual respect and dedication.  His exemplary conduct and strong work ethic were often performed over and above the boundaries of his responsibilities.

Rex is survived by his God children, Jandee Rae (Bradley) Pyle of Clay Center and Cody Alan Goff of Manhattan, his mother, Wanda (Hollowell) Goff of Manhattan, brothers and sisters:  Don (Marcia) Goff of Keats, Larry (Kathy) Goff of Manchester, Garry (Chris) Goff of Manhattan, Janet (Jeff) Newell of Manhattan, Nancy (Brad) Carter of Shawnee, Wayne (Jane) Goff of Manhattan, Jane Keister of Manhattan and Clyde (Arlene) Goff of Manhattan.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dean, in 2015 and his brother, Ben, in 2005.

Many nieces and nephews, as well as aunts, cousins and friends will miss Rex and his wit, humor, friendliness and laughter but will celebrate his life for these same reasons.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at the Keats United Methodist Church with Pastors Sandy Ferguson and Kevin Larson officiating.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Monday at the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Riley Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Keats Community Center and left in care of the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home.

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Past Services


Monday, August 22, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home

303 S. Broadway, Riley, KS 66531

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Keats United Methodist Church

3193 Keats Ave, Manhattan, KS 66503

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

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