Harriet Hope Rector, nee Gray, of Shawnee, Oklahoma, formerly of Steelville, passed away Monday, June 14, 2021 in Shawnee at the age of 68 years, 4 months and 7 days. She was born February 7, 1953 in Steelville, Missouri to Harry Edward Gray and Helen Marie Garrison Gray. Harriet was united in marriage to Glenn “Art” Johnson in November of 1972 and to this union three daughters and one son were born. She was later married to George Enke, Jr. and to this union two sons were born. On March 7, 1997, she was united in marriage to James “Jimmy” Rector.
Harriet grew up in Steelville graduating from Steelville High School. She was employed as a CNA working in the nursing field. At one time, she attended Northside Full Gospel Mission.
She always loved dancing and listening to the old 50’s, 60’s and 70’s music. Most of all she loved spending time with her family, her siblings, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Helen Gray; brother, George (Ina) Carey; and a sister, Carolyn (Paul) Fulliam.
She is survived by her husband, Jimmy Rector of Shawnee, OK; three daughters, Lily (Roger) Harris of McLoud, OK, Shawanawkiea (Johnny) Wood of O’Fallon, MO and Glennda (George) Johnson of Robinson, KS; three sons, Cody (Mickey) Ortega of Fenton, MO, Levi Ortega of Sullivan, MO and Johnathan Enke of Moberly, MO; brother, Dewey (Cheri) Gray of California, MO; sister, Lorine (Jimmy) Troutwin of West Plains, MO; 12 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends.
The Family received friends from 11:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, MO.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 19, 2021 with Rev. Carl Callahan officiating. Special music of "Dancing in the Sky was sung by Shelby Harris and Alyssa Duncan. Other music of "Bring Me Flowers Now" and "Go Rest High" was played. Memories were shared by her husband.
Committal prayer and interment were in the Steelville Cemetery.
Honored to be casket bearers were Jake Shoemake, Dylan Harris, Matt Fulliam, Anthony Moreland, Ray Sudheimer, Tyler McKinney, David Hurst and Jack Scott.
The Rector Family was served by the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, MO.
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