History of Hopkins Rector Funeral Home
Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home has a rich history created by the merger in the early 1980s of two established local funeral homes.
The original Rector Funeral Home was established in 1921 and was located at the corner of East Washington and North Locust Streets in Greencastle, which is the present-day site of Greencastle City Hall. The business was operated for many years by Charles Rector and his wife, Frances, and later by their son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Bessie Rector. After selling their business location to Greencastle Savings & Loan in the early 1980s as the site for its new building, the Rectors became associated with Hopkins Funeral Home in Greencastle until their retirement.
In 1953, Wayne and Roberta Hopkins and Ervan (Abe) and Catharine Walton established the Hopkins-Walton Funeral Home at 703 E. Washington St. in Greencastle in a home formerly owned by the Hirt family. Mr. Hopkins and Mr. Walton, who were former funeral directors with Rector Funeral Home, operated the business together until Mr. and Mrs. Walton sold their interest in the business. Later, the name was changed to Hopkins Funeral Home and, after the merger with Rector Funeral Home, became known as Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home. The business was purchased in 1991 by Mike and Stephanie Hurt, who owned and operated the business until September 1999. In 2009, the business was moved to its present location at 4 North Percy Julian Dr. in Greencastle.
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