Donald "Shorty" Loyd Rector
Don Rector

Donald "Shorty" Loyd Rector, 77, son of Thomas Barton Rector and Leona 
Artrua Watts Rector, was born Feb. 17, 1927, at Waltonville, Ill. He 
died Sept. 11, 2004, after a short bout with cancer. Mr. Rector grew up 
during The Depression in rural Illinois. He served in the military 22 
years during World War II and the Korean War. He was stationed in Japan, 
Korea, Newfoundland, Germany and various posts in the U.S. He retired 
in May 1968 and moved to Licking. He married Carmella Ester Capriglione 
May 1, 1949, at Tokyo, Japan. They had three children. Mr. Rector was a 
carpenter in the community and for a short time worked for the construction 
division of the Department of Conservation. He was instrumental in establishing 
local Veterans of Foreign Wars chapters and spent countless hours to help 
ensure their success. He served terms as commander. He was preceded in death 
by his parents, wife; one brother, Thurman Glenn; two grandchildren and 
special friend, Lanaye Turner. Surviving are two sons, Christopher Joseph 
and Peter Thomas of Licking; daughter, Leona Rae Forest of Norfolk, Va.; 
brother, Wayne Melvin, and sister, Evelyn Christine Schmidt Rector of Mount 
Vernon, Ill. Graveside services with full military honors were Sept. 14 at 
the Licking Cemetery under the direction of Fox Funeral Home of Licking.

Date: 16 Sep 2004
Source: Houston Herald, Houston, MO
Submitted by:  Robert W. Loman

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