Harriet Hope (nee Gray) Rector of Shawnee, Oklahoma, formerly of Steelville, Missouri,
was born February 7, 1953 in Steelville, Missouri to Harry Edward and Helen Marie Garrison Gray and passed away Monday, June 14, 2021 at the age of 68 years, 4 months and 7 days.
Harriet married Glenn “Art” Johnson in November of 1972. She later married George Enke Jr. On March 7, 1997 she married James “Jimmy” Rector.
Harriet grew up in Steelville, Missouri 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.
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, Oklahoma; three daughters, Lily (Roger) Harris of McLoud, Oklahoma, Shawanawkiea (Johnny) Wood of O’Fallon, Missouri and Glennda (George) Johnson of Robinson, Kansas; three sons, Cody (Mickey) Ortega of Fenton, Missouri, Levi Ortega of Sullivan, Missouri and Johnathan Enke of Moberly, Missouri; brother, Dewey (Cheri) Gray of California, Missouri; sister, Lorine (Jimmy) Troutwin of West Plains, Missouri; 12 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 2 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.
Casket bearers were Jake Shoemake, Dylan Harris, Matt Fulliam, Anthony Moreland, Ray Sudheimer, Tyler McKinney, David Hurst and Jack Scott.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.