JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
Florence Hand Rector Dies at Age of 78 Years

Mrs. Florence Elva Hand Rector died at 11:40 Sunday morning at her 
home, 1001 south Sixth street.  She was 78 years and ten days of age.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.mm. at Myers Chapel.  
The Rev. Ace Summers will officiate and burial will be in Farnsworth 
cemetery, in Wayne county.

The body will lie in state at Myers Chapel, where friends may call 
after 4:00 p.m. today.

Mrs. Rector was born December 23, 1881 in Wayne county, the daughter of 
John and Mary (Maulding) Whalen.

She was first married to Garfield Hand, who died in 1930.  In 1949 she 
was married to Arley Rector, who survives.

Mrs. Rector was a member of the Bethel Tabaernacle.

Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Leonard Hand of Mt. 
Vernon; three daughters, Noma Pigg of Mt. Vernon, Pauline Gardner of 
Lima, Ohio, and Nadine Mayberry of Wildwood, Ill; four brothers, Vern 
Whalen of Bluford, Roy Whalen of Roxanna City, Ill., and Robert Whalen of 
Wood River, Ill; four sisters, Laura McClure of Flint, Mich., Nora Jones 
of DeKalb, Ill., Golda Guthrie of Peoria and Clara Loge of Mt. Vernon; 
11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

*Note from Sandy:
My grandmother also wrote in the margin of the newspaper clipping that 
her sister Laura passed away in Feb of the same year 1960.

According to family documents, Florence was born 23 Dec 1882.  We also 
have her first name as Elva and middle name as Florence.


Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: Unknown
Submitted by: Sandy Bauer
Relationship - Great niece

 

 

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