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Velma Jean (Henry) Lee Rector passed away June 12, 2014 at Mountain View Healthcare, at the age of 84 years 11 months and 15 days. Velma was born on June 28, 1929 in Howell County, Missouri, the daughter of Jesse Ray Henry and Lelia Irene (Briles) Henry.

Visitation will be Saturday June 14, 1:00PM – 2:00PM at Yarber Mortuary. Funeral Services will be Saturday June 14, 2:00PM at Yarber Mortuary. Memorial donations may be made to Chapel Hill Cemetery.

On July 27, 1946 Velma was united in marriage to Burl M. Lee in O’Kean, Arkansas. To this union five children were born; Jerry, Linda, Terry, Glenda, and Bob. She later married Dave Rector of Van Buren, Missouri.

Before her retirement, Velma worked at Angelica and St. Francis Hospital for a short time. Most of her life she was a homemaker and she assisted her first husband in his business.

She was of Christian faith and she attended church when possible.

She is survived by her children, Jerry (Mary) Lee of Greeley, CO, Linda (Willard) Cowen of Mountain View, MO, Terry (Barb) Lee of Van Buren, MO, Glenda Tremaine of Sparta, MO and Bob (Cathy) Lee of Mountain View, MO; one brother, Bob (Pauline) Henry of Mountain View, MO; one sister, Alva (Doug) Bandy of West Plains, MO; two sister-in-laws, Viola P. Henry and Diana Henry; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Velma is preceded in death by both spouses, her parents, three brothers, Fred, Ted and Leonard, and one son-in-law, John.

She will be sadly missed by her family and all who knew her.

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