He was a farmer and a US Army veteran. Ralph and his wife Betty were married on June 28, 1952, in St Louis, Missouri.
He is survived by,
Wife-Betty Lou Rector (nee Winheim) of Hillsboro, Missouri
Son-John ( Christine) Rector of Bloomsdale, Missouri
Daughter-Virginia (Don) Klingsmith of Columbia, Pa
Son-Jim (Sally) Rector of Hillsboro, Missouri
Son-Eldon Rector of Cedar Hill, Missouri
Son-Wayne (Jami) Rector of St Louis, Missouri
Sister-Lois (Robert Ludvic of St. Louis, Missouri
Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren.
Preceded in death by,
Mother-Ruth Rector (nee Reuscher)