Katherine Arlene Lowery Rector age 53 passed away Sunday August 27, 2023 at the Franklin Woods Community Hospital after a long battle with cancer. She was born April 17, 1970 and graduated Greeneville High School in 1988 where she was a avid runner, breaking her coaches record of 21 yrs and then broke her own record. She retired from GreeneValley Development Center. She is survived by her husband of 31yrs David Rector, daughter Caitlyn Rector, special grandson Joshua Rector, mother Elizabeth Lowery, father Jack Lowery, brother and sister-in-law Johnny and Anna Douthat Lowery, sister and brother-in-law Lisa Lowery and Eric Hux, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Delores and Chuck Casteel, mother-in-law Bonnie Rector Shipley, several cousins including a special cousin Jennifer Holt, beloved nieces and nephews Alexis Lowery, Jaclyn and Chris Johnson, Jon Lowery, Dillon and Nikki Seaton, Eric and Paiten Lowery, Brandon Farris, Brandy Mathes, special aunts and uncles Donnie and Brenda Knight, Ron and Donna Lowery, Sue Derocker, Patricia "Gis" Hensley, lifelong friends Ginger Little and Kim Hawk, and a host of extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Mary Manis, Ralph Knight, and Lucille and Ray Lowery, aunt and uncle Cindy and David Webb, god mother Kathy Brooks, brother-in-law Dan Rector, fathers-in-law Bob Rector and Walter Shipley, special friend Stephanie Miller. The family will receive friends from 5-7pm Friday September 1, 2023 at Jeffers Funeral Chapel at Afton. At her request her body will be cremated. Jeffers Funeral and Cremation Services are in charge of the arrangements.