Beverly June Rector, age 92, of 142 Elm Street in Gwinn, MI, passed away Saturday morning, July 27, 2019 at Lakeview Assisted Living in Gladstone. She was born on April 9, 1927 in Niagara, WI, the daughter of Carl and Edna (Spanton) Langager. Beverly was raised in Quinnesec, MI and was a graduate of Kingsford High School. The former Beverly Langager married Hartley H. Rector, Jr. on December 1, 1945 in Quinnesec, MI and he preceded her in death on August 16, 2016. Together, the couple shared nearly 72 years of marriage and raised 2 children. They lived in Escanaba until 1958 when a position opened up at KI Sawyer Air Force Base for Hartley as a housing manager. They lived in Gwinn until they relocated back to Escanaba in 1975. Beverly was employed by Advanced TV and Appliance Company in the Sales Department until her retirement in 1992. A few years later in 1998, Beverly and Hartley moved to Garth Point on Lake Michigan in Rapid River where they resided half of the year and the other half wintering in Arizona. She was strong in her Methodist faith, enjoyed being around people, gardening, and loved her cats dearly.
Beverly June Rector is survived by son, Tim (Paula) Rector of Gwinn, MI; daughter, Pat (Tony) Smith of Iron Mountain, MI; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; sister, Carol Flath Rivest of Gladstone, MI; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Edna Langager; husband, Hartley H. Rector, Jr; one great-grandchild; twin sister, Betty Rasmussen; and sister, Ardis Zoubi.
Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. Funeral services celebrating the life of Beverly will follow at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, in the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Terry Frankenstein officiating. Burial will take place immediately following the services in Gardens of Rest Cemetery. A luncheon will be served at the conclusion of the services.
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