Patse Joy Rector passed away May 7, 2018

Patse Joy Rector, 86 was born to John and Lillian Robbins Baker on November 10, 1931 in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and passed away in Heber Springs on May 7, 2018. When Patse was very young her father died. Her Mother later remarried to Ford Hicks who Patse remembers and loved in her growing up years as her Father.

Mapat as she was lovingly called was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Heber Springs. She loved playing bridge, flowers and gardening, watching birds and she was a feisty lady.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 56 years, Sam B. Rector.

She is survived by a son, Sam B. Rector, Jr., of Boston, a daughter Joy Rector Phifer  (Tommy) of Fairfield Bay, two grandchildren, Ginger O’Gorman (Jeremy) Kimberly Phifer, three grandchildren, Hunter and Cooper Schalchlin, Lillian Ray Richey, other relatives and many friends.

Visitation will be from 10 AM until 11 AM at the First United Methodist Church in Heber Springs on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.Funeral Services will begin at 11 AM. Interment will follow at Cleburne County Memorial Gardens.

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