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 met Mrs Rector When we Moved here in 1980 and attended church at Weaverville First Baptist Church. She was such a sweet and welcoming lady. She made everyone feel that she really cared.
Submitted by JoAn Powers on Apr 23 2018 11:26:00 PM
Larry and family,
Trip and I were so sorry to hear about the passing of Claire. She was a special lady! Our prayers are with you and your family.
Anita and Trip White
Submitted by Anita A. White on Apr 23 2018 11:05:53 PM
One of a kind! Truly loved teaching young ladies to sew. She will he truly missed.
Submitted by Darla Hurst Biddix on Apr 23 2018 10:37:37 PM
One of my favorite teachers ever... she truly loved her students and had unending patience. She touched countless lives ... God bless her family...
Submitted by Carol Edwards on Apr 23 2018 10:31:06 PM
May God wrap his loving arms you all during this time. Our love and prayers!
Submitted by Patsy Rice Edwards on Apr 23 2018 09:50:42 PM
Always a smile on her face, happy to help others, and just a wonderful blessing to those around her. God Bless Her Soul, and prayers to the family.
Submitted by Allison Brown on Apr 23 2018 09:49:11 PM
Mrs.Rector was my Home Economics teacher in 84,
She was my Favorite teacher of all time. She always took the time to explain things and never made you feel like you didn’t matter to her.
The first time I ever sewed anything in her class was a shirt, that she bought me the material for because I didn’t have the money to buy any. Then after I sewed it wrong , of course.. I sewed the bottom of the shirt to the arm, but she never told me I was wrong, she only showed me how to correct it. I will never forget her. Heaven has gained a True Angel
Submitted by Debbie King on Apr 23 2018 09:33:43 PM
Charlene davis ballard lit a candle for Claire Bowers Rector
Charlene davis ballard lit a candle on Apr 23 2018 09:12:44 PM
I have known Mrs. Rector for many years thru Church and also was my home economics teacher at North Buncombe. She will be missed and my thoughts and prayers go out to her family. Elizabeth Autry
Submitted by Elizabeth Autry on Apr 23 2018 08:50:20 PM
Mrs. Rector was one of my very favorite teachers at North Buncombe when I attended in 1976 and 1980. She was my Home Ec teacher and I loved her. She was always so sweet and kind to everyone. I moved 3 times during my high school years but she made it easier to fit in when I felt very awkward.
Submitted by Julia Callahan on Apr 23 2018 08:41:54 PM
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