In Memory of Karen Holly Rector



Karen  Holly Rector
Karen Holly Rector
Born: December 21, 1944
Died: June 22, 2021
Age: 76
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Karen Holly Rector
December 21, 1944 - June 22, 2021
From: Ida Grove, IA

Karen Holly Rector, age 76, of Ida Grove, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at the Horn Memorial Hospital of Ida Grove, Iowa.

A Private Family Service will be held with Pastor Luann Benge officiating. Private Family Committal Services will be held at a later date in the Odebolt Cemetery of Odebolt, Iowa. The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.  Condolences may be sent online at www.christensenvanhouten.com


Karen Holly (Noyd) Rector was born to Gus and Mildred (Miller) Noyd on December 21, 1944. Later Mildred passed away and Gus married Lorraine Erickson who adopted Karen. Karen graduated from Odebolt-Arthur High School with the class of 1962. In school Karen was active in music and played basketball. 

In 1964 Karen married the love of her life, Roger Rector. To this marriage they were blessed with two sons, Corey Alan and Bradley J. The couple made their home in Ida Grove, Iowa. 

Karen worked for several doctors in Ida Grove before joining her husband at the Ida County Courier-Reminder. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and a member of Chapter CB PEO. Karen taught aerobics with Paula Hultgren, loved gardening, and playing golf. One of her favorite things was walking her dog, Brodie. Karen’s pride and joy was going to her grandchildren’s activities.

Left to cherish her memories include her husband of 57 years Roger Rector of Ida Grove, IA; children Corey (Shawna) Rector of Gretna, NE, Bradley Rector and special friend Sanny of Waukee, IA; grandchildren Sarah Rector, Holly Rector and Will Rector; sister-in-law Cheryl (Rector) Briscoe and her husband Ron Briscoe of Omaha NE; many cousins and nieces. 

She was preceded in death by her parents Gus and Mildred Noyd and her in-laws Bill and Marge Rector. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Karen’s name may be sent to the Horn Memorial Hospital Hospice in Ida Grove, Iowa.

SERVICES

Private Family Services

OFFICIATING

Pastor Luann Benge

INTERMENT

Odebolt Cemetery
Odebolt, Iowa


Condolences


Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 2:53 PM
“sorry for you loss Roger”
- charles chronister
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 1:39 PM
“Blessings on you Roger and family as you grieve the loss of Karen. May your time and season of sorrow draw you closer the One who holds us in the arms of His Mercy, Love and Peace!”
- The Rev.Charles J Downing and Karlee
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 9:29 AM
“My very deepest sympathy to all of your family. I grew up with Karen and adored her. She was a great person and wil be greatly missed. RIP dear Karen.”
- jennifer shipman
Monday, June 28, 2021 at 3:18 PM
“Roger - Extremely sad to hear of Karen's passing. I so enjoyed our little chats when she walked Brodie in the morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this sad time. Karen will be extremely missed! K & P”
- Pauline Hogan & Kevin Varner
Monday, June 28, 2021 at 11:38 AM
“God’s comfort to Roger, Corey, Brad and family - Karen was certainly a bright light - wonderful neighbor and dear friend - she lives because of Jesus promise and we can all rest easy in that truth - prayers for all now and in the days ahead.”
- Tom & Jean Hiller
Monday, June 28, 2021 at 11:38 AM
“ROGER....I AM SO TERRIBLY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT KAREN. MY SYMPATHY AND LOVE ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. KAREN WAS SUCH A SWEET AND BEAUTIFUL LADY. ”
- Kathy Colshan Shelley
Monday, June 28, 2021 at 11:38 AM
“Roger and Families so sorry to hear of the passing of Karen. Will miss our phone calls.
Will cherish the memories of the cousins visits to Grandma and Grandpa Miller in
Ida Grove, The family picnics on Memorial Day weekends, The cousins graduations and the cousins weddings. Was always special when I met someone who new my cousin Karen.
Rest in peace. Lee and Maxine Moran”
- Lee and Maxine Moran
Monday, June 28, 2021 at 11:38 AM
“Roger,
I remember seeing you at the cancer center sometime ago. I am so sorry for you and your sons.

Karen was always kind to me, even in the heat of the old newspaper battle.
Thinking of you,
Judy Bowman”
- Judy
Monday, June 28, 2021 at 11:38 AM
“Roger and family you have my deepest sympathy for the loss of Karen. I am praying daily.”
- Judy Sonksen
Monday, June 28, 2021 at 11:38 AM
“Roger and family so sorry to hear of the passing of Karen. Will cherish
the memories with all the cousins. Thinking of you at this time.
You are in our thoughts and prayers. Lee and Maxine Moran”
- Lee and Maxine Moran
Friday, June 25, 2021 at 12:47 PM
“Dear Roger and family,
I have known Karen for many years! She was a special lady, both inside and out! She will be missed by many! My sincere condolences to you, and my prayers are with you! Sincerely, Joan”
- Joan K. Petersen
Friday, June 25, 2021 at 9:07 AM
“Roger,bradand Cory and families-
Please accept my sympathy. You guys were such good neighbors to aunt Lois. There for us when she passed away and during the sale of her house. Thank you so much.

Memories are wonderful but this will be one of the hardest things you will go thru. You will be in I our thoughts and prayers. ”
- Bonnie Johnson ruden
Friday, June 25, 2021 at 9:07 AM
“We are so sorry for your loss.....always loved visiting with Karen.....May God wrap his arms around you and give you peace. Love the memories you shared over the years....
- Bob and jan carney
Friday, June 25, 2021 at 9:07 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Roger and family. Karen was an Ida Grove Icon. She always brought a smile to our face. Such a positive caring person. I was privileged to have known her.”
- Chris Kallas
Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 3:44 PM
“Roger and family we are so sorry to learn of Karen’s passing. Sending our thoughts and prayers to all of you. May you carry with you many cherished memories and may God grant you peace and comfort during this time of loss.

Blomker and Lewellyn Families.”
- Kathy Lewellyn Blomker
Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 3:44 PM
“My deepest condolences to Roger and the entire Rector family. Karen was a wonderful woman and friend. I enjoyed working with her at the paper. She will missed!”
- Jennie McCartney
Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 3:44 PM
“Will miss this wonderful lady. A good friend. RIP Karen.”
- Dennis Foxhoven
Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 3:44 PM
“I was so sorry to hear of Karen’s passing…she was a wonderful Lady, I enjoyed all of our visits when she would come to my flower shop for advertising. Roger and Family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Karen will be greatly missed, I know how much y’all meant to her. Sincerely,
Bridget Drey”
- Bridget Drey
Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 3:44 PM
“Roger and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Karen was a great person. You have our deepest sympathy.”
- Byron Hartwig
Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 3:44 PM
“So sorry that you have lost such a kind and lovely lady. Please accept our sympathy,”
- Darrell and Susan Miller
Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 3:44 PM
“I am so sorry about Karen’s passing. My heart goes out to her family. ”
- Mary Anderson Robinson
Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 3:44 PM
“So sorry for your loss. I remember Karen from school and church. She was always a very lovely person.”
- Anna (Anderson) McDevitt
Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 3:44 PM
“So sorry for your loss. I remember Karen from school and church. She was always a very lovely person.”
- Anna (Anderson) McDevitt
Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 3:44 PM
“Our deepest sympathies are with you! Karen was an amazing person and we truly will miss her! May all your memories give you comfort and peace in this difficult time. God bless you all. Hugs 🤗 ”
- Doug and Patty Wheeler
Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 3:44 PM
“So sorry to hear of Karen's passing. She'll be missed by many.”
- Judy FIneran meyer
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