The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, January 20, 1998
Wray Orem, 88, Shelbyville, died Sunday.
Born on Dec. 21, 1909, in Flat Rock, s/o  Harvey and Minerva (Brown) Orem.
Feb. 11, 1933, married  Joanna (Pierce) Orem, and she survives.
Also had a home in Pine Island, Fla.
Started his teaching career in Rushville, then moved to Shelbyville and became principal of the former Colescott Elementary School.
Also taught at Shelbyville Junior High and Shelbyville Senior High schools, retiring as principal at Hendricks Elementary School in the early 1970s.
Member of the Fishers of Men Lutheran Church in St. James City, Fla., and belonged to the Shelbyville Masonic Lodge No. 28, F&AM.
Former secretary of the Shelbyville Lions Club, a member of the American Amateur Radio League and the Indiana Retired Teachers Association, and a former member of the Indiana State Teachers Association, the National Education Association and the Indiana Elementary Principals Association.
Survivors also include a son, Jamie Orem, Shelbyville; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by three sisters.
Carmony-Ewing Broadway Funeral Home, Rev. Gary Huffman officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Indiana  State  Journal
July 28, 1897
Page 5
SHELBYVILLE, Ind., July 26.--- Judge John Orem  died on Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Kansas Haymond, of Waldron.  Judge Orem was born in Switzerland county, April 1, 1829.  He practiced his profession until three years ago; was twice elected prosecuting attorney of Switzerland county and served one term as mayor of Vevay.  The funeral will be held to-morrow in Waldron.
Contributed anonymously

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