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Saturday, December 5, 2020

Obituary - Wanda M. Rector

Wanda M. Rector, 86, Nevada, MO passed away on Friday, December 04, 2020 at Barone Alzheimer’s Care Center in Nevada. Wanda was born on April 11, 1934 in Jasper, MO to Earl and Lenna (Quade) Fitchpatrick. She was married to Gerald Leon Rector on March 20, 1953 and he preceded her in death on January 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 Phillip Rector(Gail) of Bland, MO and Bruce Rector (Cheryl), Dublin, GA, her grandchildren, Lacey Rector, Pasadena, CA, Jonathan Rector (Michal), Wichita, KS and Stephanie Henderson (Aaron), Lampe, MO, 4 great grandchildren, two brothers, Carroll Fitchpatrick, Topeka, KS 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 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Pastors Chad Bailey and Terry Mosher officiating. Interment will follow at 2:00 p.m. in the Howell Cemetery, Milford, MO.

Those who wish may contribute in her memory to the Pine Street Baptist Church or the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home, c/o Ferry Funeral Home.