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Lela Rector Lemmon
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Birth: Jul. 20, 1921
Vigo County
Indiana, USA
Death: Mar. 15, 2005
Terre Haute
Vigo County
Indiana, USA

Lela Rector Lemmon, 83, of Terre Haute died at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2005, in Davis Gardens Health Care Center. She was a retired home economics teacher and had worked for Vigo County School Corporation for 36 years. She was born July 20, 1921, in Vigo County to Russell Rector and Gertrude Hein Rector. Her husband, Robert E. Lemmon, whom she married May 5, 1943, preceded her in death July 27, 1989. Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Smith of Fort Wayne, and Janet Cline of Kiawah Island, South Carolina; two sons, Bruce Lemmon of Terre Haute, and Mark A. Lemmon of Winchester, Virginia; one sister, Helen Kempf of Terre Haute; two brothers, Robert Rector of Riley, and Marvin Rector of Avon; three sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She also was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Noble Rector, who died in 1992. She was a 1941 graduate of Indiana State University. She was a member of Vigo County Retired Teachers Association Indiana Retired Teachers Association, and AARP. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday in Callahan Funeral Home, 2425 Wabash Avenue, with the Rev. Roy Carpenter officiating. Burial is in Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation is 10 a.m. to services. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the Robert and Lela Lemmon Scholarship Fund, in care of the ISU Foundation. 
 
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 Parents:
  Russell Rector (1889 - 1977)
  Gertrude S. Hein Rector (1893 - 1943)
 
 Spouse:
  Robert E. Lemmon (1919 - 1989)
 
 Siblings:
  Marvin Russell Rector (1919 - 2010)*
  Lela Rector Lemmon (1921 - 2005)
  Helen R. Rector Kempf (1923 - 2015)*
  Noble J. Rector (1927 - 1992)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Roselawn Memorial Park
Terre Haute
Vigo County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: J.Sullivan
Record added: Feb 15, 2010
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Lela <i>Rector</i> Lemmon
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Lela <i>Rector</i> Lemmon
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Flowers from my garden for my 4th cousin..
- Patti Bartlett Russell
 Added: Jan. 31, 2014

- David M Atkinson
 Added: Apr. 25, 2012
You taught my mother and knew immediately who I was when I walked into your Home Ec class. You were such a wonderful person.
- JP Phillips
 Added: Nov. 25, 2011
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