The Shelbyville News
Wray Orem, 88, Shelbyville, died Sunday.
Tuesday, January 20, 1998
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
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.
July 28, 1897