Rector, Elizabeth

Posted: Tue 1:44 PM, Apr 16, 2013
Funeral Home: Hardy & Son Funeral Home, Bowling Green Chapel
Elizabeth Rector, 85, of Oakland, died Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at Rosewood Health Care.

The Warren County native was a daughter of the late Hugh and Ruby Jenkins Rector. She was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Howard Duff; two nephews, John Howard Duff and Phillip Wayne Rector; and a niece, Susan Duff Allen.

She was a member of Oakland Christian Church and attended Fourth Avenue Methodist Church in Louisville. She graduated from high school at Franklin-Simpson in 1946, received a nursing degree from Kentucky Baptist and U.S. Naval Hospital and worked at Koisar Children’s Hospital, Bowling Green-Warren County Hospital, Public Health and Rosewood Nursing Home. She was a registered nurse in the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include two brothers, Charles Rector (Jane) and Raymond Rector (Jean); a sister, Geneva Duff; nieces and nephews whom she treated as if they were her own children, Linda Smallwood (Larry), Sharon Coates (Larry), Sandra Barriger (Steve), Mary Harris, Rebecca Cohron (Todd), James L. Rector, Nathan Rector and Karen J. Rector; and several great-nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Hardy & Son Funeral Home, Bowling Green Chapel, with burial in Fairview Cemetery No. 2. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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