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 Joan Anna “Josie” <I>French</I> Rector

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Joan Anna “Josie” French Rector

  • Birth 9 Nov 1856 Chuckey, Greene County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 13 Apr 1928 Hartford, Lyon County, Kansas, USA
  • Burial Hartford, Lyon County, Kansas, USA
  • Memorial ID 82150256

MRS ROBERT RECTOR
Mrs. Robert Rector, for forty four years a resident of this place, died at her home in the east part of town about noon last Friday, April 13, 1928. After a brief illness, aged 71 years, 5 months and 4 days. Mrs. Rector had been in falling health for a number of years, but was able to be about, but on Sunday, April 8th she contracted a severe attack of flu and passed away at time above stated.
Josie A. French was born November 9, 1856, in Chuckey City, Tennessee. Here she spent her girlhood days, and was married to Robert Rector Nov. 9, 1882. They moved to Missouri in 1883, where they resided one year and then moved to this place, which has since been their home.
To this union were born seven children, all but two of whom preceded her to the Spirit World. She is survived by her grief stricken husband, one son, Otis Rector, of this place: one daughter, Mrs. R. R. Holden, of Emporia, and six grandchildren, Nellie Kaster, who made her home with her grandparents since infancy, and Irene, Laura, Dorothy, Robert and Leo Holden, of Emporia: one sister in California and one sister, one brother and five half sister in Tennessee.
Mrs. Rector was kind hearted and very industrious woman. She was a devoted wife, a tender loving mother and in her death her family has sustained an irreparable loss and the town in which she lived so long a thoughtful friend and Neighbor. We extend our sympathy to the husband and family. She was a member of the Methodist church.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church at 2:30 o'clock last Friday afternoon, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Chas. E. Davis. Mrs. G. W. Britton, Mrs. D. D. Wagoner, Mrs. S. C. Stewart and Mrs. A. S. Bernheimel, accompanied by Miss Ethel Mahaffey at the piano, sang appropriate songs.
Interment was made in the Hartford cemetery. The pallbearers were Messra. George Tabor, George W. Smith, Perry I. Woods, Chas. II Moore, William Holden and Fred Hovlous.



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  • Created by: J Erwin Henley
  • Added: 19 Dec 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 82150256
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joan Anna “Josie” French Rector (9 Nov 1856–13 Apr 1928), Find A Grave Memorial no. 82150256, citing Hartford Cemetery, Hartford, Lyon County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by J Erwin Henley (contributor 47338740) .