Emma Rector

Emma Jean Rector

Sunday, July 20th, 1930 - Thursday, August 22nd, 2019
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Emma “Jean” Rector, 89 of Abilene passed away Thursday, August 22, 2019 in Abilene. She was born in Tescott, Ks July 20, 1930 the daughter of Arthur G. and Christie M. (John) Murphy. She grew up in the Abilene area, attended the local schools and graduated from Abilene High School in 1948. On June 19, 1949 she was united in marriage to Deward H. Rector in Abilene. Jean worked for the City of Abilene, was a hostess at the Kirby House and cashier at The Brookville Hotel. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Elks Club, and past member of the Republican Women.
Jean is survived by her two daughters: Sally Minter of Phoenix, Arizona and Marcia Wilson and husband Greg of Abilene. Five grandchildren: Megan Winter (Nathan), Emily Wilcox (Casey), Courtney Goin (Jason), Hannah Uhart (Jon) and Hillary Kersten (Chris). Eight great-grandchildren: Gavin, Hudson, Luke, Jason, Weston, Fox, Wilson and Emerson.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Deward, two brothers, William “Bill” Murphy and Melvin L. Murphy, one sister, Dolly A. Rediker and infant sister Mary L. Murphy.
A private family inurnment will take place at a later date. The family suggests memorials be given to the Trinity Lutheran Church or Old Abilene Town. Memorials may be dropped off or mailed to Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 NW Third St., Abilene, KS.
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