Oren Rector, 90, Kempton, died at 8:33 p.m. Friday, February 22, 2008 at Tipton Hospital. He was born in Kempton on April 14, 1917 to Oscar & Ruth (King) Rector. On September 3, 1939 he married Margaret Pulliam and she died September 6, 1996.
Oren was a minister, school teacher, principal and farmer. He had been a member of the Kempton Christian Church and was a minister in Christian Churches for 25 years. He was a teacher and administrator for 27 years and substituted in area schools after that for 10 more years.
Oren served on the Tipton County Council for 20 years. He was honored by Purdue University for 50 years of 4-H leadership. He belonged to the local Kiwanis Club and had been a member of Gideons International before becoming a minister.
Survivors include one daughter, Vickey R. McCorkle, Tipton; one son, Oren Rector, Jr. and wife Gerry, Atlanta, Georgia; two grandchildren, Fritz McCorkle and wife Judy, Noblesville and Captain Jenny McCorkle, USAF, Grand Forks, North Dakota; one great-granddaughter, Madison McCorkle. He was preceded in death by one son, Teddy Wayne Rector and one brother, Chester V. Rector.
His funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 27 at the Kempton Christian Church with Revs. Ed Smith, Marshall Hill and Ron Whitacre officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Tipton. Visitation will be from 2:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Young-Nichols Funeral Home, Tipton, and from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 96, Tipton, Indiana, 46072.