On Thursday, January 19, 2023, after a strong battle with cancer at the age of 76, Shirley Ann Rector passed peacefully in the comfort of her home. She was the daughter of the late Ester and Lester Hummel and was born on December 25, 1946 in Duncannon, PA. She was also a graduate from Susquenita High School.
Shirley always had decorating ideas, from arranging furniture to color schemes, and drapes. She enjoyed cooking and took pride in whatever she made. Shirley was the go-to person, if you did not know how to make something or forgot how to, you could always count on her. Shirley enjoyed listening to music, dancing, and watching game shows. She loved hosting parties and getting together, often talking, laughing, and making jokes. She always wanted her loved ones with her to have a good time and to make special memories.
Shirley also loved to travel on cruise lines. Her favorite places to go was to the Caribbean Islands, anything tropical she just loved it. Her two most favorite things to say when she wanted you to try something new was “Oh come on, be adventurous,” or “Where’s your sense of adventure?” She loved her family and friends dearly and was very protective of them. She enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren and would often make them their favorite foods or get them their favorite snacks when they came to visit. The grandchildren who lived out of state, would receive a special package by mail with their favorite items. Shirley was undoubtedly a loving wife, who made her husband the center of her world.
Shirley leaves to celebrate her life and memory her devoted husband, James Rector, her daughters; Yvette Estright, twins Jessica and Selina Rector, sister Patricia Hummel, grandchildren; Keith Estright, Jordan Jackson, Keyairah and Amaya Wilson, Robert Neill Jr., Kalea Romberger, Xavier, and Demitri Rector-Horton. As well as her great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of family and friends. Her light will shine brightly in the hearts of those she leaves and will be truly missed and loved by everyone she has touched.
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