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Ronald Keith Rathbun

February 5, 1929 ~ May 25, 2022 (age 93)



  Ronald Keith Rathbun, 93, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2022, in Ellsworth, KS. He was born in Carneiro, KS on February 5, 1929, to Cleo and Jessie (Johnson) Rathbun.

  Ronald was a longtime resident of Ellsworth County where he was a farmer and stockman. After graduating from Geneseo High School, he served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War and was a member of the Ellsworth American Legion Post 174. Ronald married Betty L. Stockstill on March 18, 1949, in Ellsworth. He was a member of the Ellsworth First United Methodist Church and the Ellsworth County Historical Society.

  Ronald is survived by his wife Betty Rathbun of Ellsworth; sons, Randall Rathbun (Adriene) of Wichita, KS, Cory Rathbun (Cheryl) of Ellsworth, and Clay Rathbun (Theresa) of Westwood, KS; daughter Lori Kerr (Rick) of Denver, CO; grandchildren, Zach, Josh, Kelsea, Brett, Jarrod, Mallory, Alex, Madeline, Daniel, and Bradley; great grandchildren, Charlotte and Noah; and sister Marsha Paull of Avalon, Catalina Island, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson Tyler Rathbun.

  A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 28, 2022, at the Ellsworth First United Methodist Church with inurnment following at Ellsworth Memorial Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation or the Ellsworth First United Methodist Church, c/o, Parsons Funeral Home, PO Box 45, Ellsworth, KS 67439. 

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Memorial Service
May 28, 2022

10:30 AM
First United Methodist Church
322 N Douglas Ave
Ellsworth, KS 67439

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