WEAVERVILLE–Claire Bowers Rector of 218 N. Main Street passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018.
Claire Rector (known to many as Miss Claire) was born December 9, 1928 in Roxabel, Bertie Co. and was a resident of Weaverville since 1952. She was a graduate of Rich Square High School, Mars Hill University, and University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She retired from North Buncombe High School in 1985. Miss Claire was active in First Baptist Church serving as a Sunday School Teacher and Round Table group of WMU. After retiring she was active in the North Carolina Retired Teachers serving as President. She was honored to serve as Weaverville Grand Marshall for the Christmas Parade in 2011. Mrs. Rector was preceded in death by her parents Eva Tyler and Charles Spurgeon Bowers, and her husband, Charles Hugh Rector who died in 1997.
Surviving are her son, Larry Rector; grandson, Adam Rector and wife Virginia; granddaughter, Amy Rector Relf and husband Tyler; and great grandchildren, William Rector, Benjamin Rector, and Maximus Relf.
Miss Claire will be greatly missed as she has touched countless lives.
Her funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 6, 2018 in First Baptist Church of Weaverville, 63 North Main Street, Weaverville, NC 28787. Dr. David Crocker will officiate. A private entombment will be in Ashelawn Gardens of Memory, Asheville.
The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Saturday May 5th at West Funeral Home, 17 Merrimon Ave., Weaverville, NC 28787.
In lieu of flowers, those desiring to make a memorial contribution are encouraged to consider: First Baptist Church, Weaverville “Master Plan” PO Box 547, Weaverville, NC 28787.
For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Miss Claire’s obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.
West Funeral Home
Saturday May 5th, 2018
4:00pm - 6:00pm
17 Merrimon Avenue
Weaverville, NC 28787
First Baptist Church Weaverville
Sunday May 6th, 2018
63 North Main Street
Weaverville, NC 28787
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I am so sorry to hear about Mrs Rector's passing. She was a wonderful teacher and such a sweet lady. She will be dearly missed.
Submitted by Sylvia Norton Anders on Apr 23 2018 05:20:48 PM
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Jess Spruill lit a candle on Apr 23 2018 05:13:40 PM
I will always remember you Mrs.Claire! You will always be loved. The kids loved you.
Submitted by Jess on Apr 23 2018 05:10:37 PM
Mrs. Rector was a amazing Teacher. She is still a big part of my life every time I sit down in front of my sewing machine I think of her. High School was rough for me she always showed kindness.My Prayers are with the family. God has a amazing Lady in Heaven.
Submitted by Rachel Edmonds Trull on Apr 23 2018 05:07:25 PM
Mrs Rector was a wonderful and kind teacher and person. My condolences to family and friends.
Submitted by Marsha on Apr 23 2018 05:02:03 PM
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Dale Buckner Dunn lit a candle on Apr 23 2018 04:59:55 PM
Dear Larry and Family,
I am deeply sorry for your loss. Mrs. Rector was a very special lady. She touched so many people in her life. If I had to use one word to describe her, it would be selfless. She cared for everyone in her life. My story will be just one of many. My daughter shared a birthday with her and they had a wonderful relationship. She will be missed. God bless your family.
Submitted by Dale Buckner Dunn on Apr 23 2018 04:58:22 PM
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linda gardner lit a candle on Apr 23 2018 04:50:47 PM
I am honored to be a former student of Mrs. Rector and I have several fond memories
Submitted by linda l gardner on Apr 23 2018 04:49:47 PM
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