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Olive "Pauline"  Rector
     Olive “Pauline” Rector, 99, passed on Jan. 18, in Ocala, Fla. She was born in Mullen on June 1, 1913.
     Pauline was teaching school in the fall after graduating high school in 1931. She taught one room country schools and later in the public elementary until 1971 when she used her college degree and became in charge of the Children''s wing of the North Platte Public Library. She taught long enough that some students were offspring of parents she had taught earlier.
     Because of Arthritis she retired at 62 years old and became the BIOANIC woman. She had six total joint replacements with one repaired later.
     She was a member of the Methodist Church in North Platte, was recognized in the “Who''s Who in Nebraska” book, and won many awards as a teacher and librarian. She was interviewed weekly on local TV to promote the library.
     With her son, she moved to Belleview, Fla. from Denver, Colo. in 2001 to be with family.
     She is survived by three sons, David and Charles of Belleview, Lloyd of Crystal River; granddaughters, Laura Tierney of Omaha and Brandi Rector of San Diego, Calif.; grandsons, Danny Rector of Hernando, Fla. and Nick and Brian Rector of Ocala, Fla.; and 7 great grandchildren.
     Pauline was preceded in death by her husband, in 1986.
     Services will be 2 p.m. MST Friday, Jan. 25, at the Mullen United Methodist Church with the Rev. Shanon Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Cedarview Cemetery. Adams & Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
First published in The North Platte Bulletin print edition on 1/23/2013
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