In Memory of Karen Holly Rector
Died: June 22, 2021
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.
Private Family Services
Pastor Luann Benge
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”
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,
the memories with all the cousins. Thinking of you at this time.
You are in our thoughts and prayers. Lee and Maxine Moran”
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”
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. ”
Blomker and Lewellyn Families.”