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Shirley Janet Rector Haer

May 27, 1943 — March 7, 2024

Bristol, VA

Bristol, VA – Shirley Janet Rector Haer, age 80, went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 7, 2024.  She was born May 27, 1943, in Norfolk, VA to the late Carl and Elsie Parsons Rector.  She was a graduate of Patrick Henry High School and Radford University.  Jane taught English for many years in Virginia Beach, Marion, Roanoke, and Marietta, GA.   She was strong in her faith and was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church.  

In addition to her parents, Jane was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen Timothy Haer, and sister, Susan Rector Lester.  She is survived by her brother, Jim Rector and his wife Ann; three sisters, Becky Johnson, Joann Denton, and Linda Rector.  She is also survived by nephews Jamey Rector and wife Lauren, Jeff Johnson and wife Kim, and David Haer; niece, Lisa Clausen and husband Bill; grandnephew, Liam Johnson and grandnieces, Anna Clausen and Cece Johnson.  Also left to cherish her memory are many cousins and friends.  

A graveside memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. in Forest Hills Memory Gardens with Rev. Dr. Tom Day officiating. 

For those inclined to do so, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in honor of Jane.  Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting and signing the online guest register.

The family of Shirley Jane Rector Haer is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service & Crematory, 427 East Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210, (276) 623-2700.

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Thursday, March 14, 2024

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Forest Hills Memory Gardens

19415 Lee Hwy, Abingdon, VA 24210

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