Wanda M. Rector

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Wanda M. Rector, 86, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, at Barone Alzheimer’s Care Center, in Nevada. Wanda was born on April 1, 1934, in Jasper, Mo., to Gerald and Lenna (Quade) Fitchpatrick. She was married to Gerald Leon Rector on March 20, 1953, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 1, 1972. Wanda was raised in Jasper and Golden City and graduated from the Golden City High School.

Wanda worked for Key Work Clothes in Nevada for a time but spent most of her working life as an in-home caregiver. She was a member of the Pine Street Baptist Church. Wanda loved gardening, taking care of her yard and flowers, having coffee with her friends at McDonalds, and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her two sons Philip Rector(Gail) of Bland, Mo., and Bruce Rector (Cheryl), Dublin, Ga.; her grandchildren, Lacy Rector, Pasadena, Calif., Jonathan Rector (Michal), Wichita, Kan., and Stephanie Henderson (Aaron), Lampe, Mo.; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Carroll Fitchpatrick, Topeka, Kan., and Clifford Fitchpatrick, Jasper, Mo.; one sister, Delores Whitehead, Neosho, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Thelma Shaffer, Eva Louise Cavener, and Harriett Roberts; and one brother, Ben Fitchpatrick.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 8, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada, with Pastors Chad Bailey and Terry Mosher officiating. Interment will follow at 2 p.m., in the Howell Cemetery, Milford, Mo.

Contributions may be made in her memory to the Pine Street Baptist Church or the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home, in care of Ferry Funeral Home.