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Jean Marguerite (Gratton) Rathbun

Born: Sat., Jan. 7, 1928
Died: Thu., Jun. 12, 2014


Graveside Service

10:00 AM Sat., Jun. 21, 2014
Location: Portageville Cemetery


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Jean Marguerite Rathbun

Castile---Jean Marguerite Rathbun of 39 Park Road West, and a former resident of Portageville, died Thursday, June 12, 2014 in her home. She was born on January 7, 1928 in Buffalo, a daughter of the late James and Edna Belcher Gratton. She married Alvin Henry Rathbun who predeceased her on December 19, 1997.

Jean was a former employee of the Houghton Nursing Home, now the Absolut at Houghton.  She loved knitting, embroidering, and she had an interest in Civil War history.  

Surviving are two sons, Daniel (Laura) Rathbun of Chaffee, Darrel (Carol) Rathbun of Portageville, two daughters, Donna Merrill of Brockport, Diane (Richard) Clouse of Fillmore, ten grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, a brother, John Gratton of Freedom and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a daughter, Debra Rathbun, a brother, James Gratton and a sister, Joan McClurg.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in Portageville Cemetery with Joel Stroud, pastor of the Hume Baptist Church officiating.

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Judy and Ken Illerbrun
   Posted Sun June 15, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family for Jean Rathbun she was a very special lady and great neighbor we have known her since we moved here in 2008 she always liked to visit and play bingo she will be greatly missed.

Kenneth & Judy (C1)

Eleanor Wagner
   Posted Tue June 17, 2014
Diane and Family, Sorry to hear about your mother passing. She was a beautiful and nice Lady. I have enjoyed working with her and you with her Personal Care at DSS. I will miss her and talking to you occassionally on the phone. Please know that my thoughts are with you and your family. You have been a great daughter to her. Jean spoke of you with great love and that she would not know what to do without you! Take care my prayers are with you and your family.

Mary Rice
   Posted Tue June 17, 2014
On behalf of the residents of Washington Park Apartments, I would like to extend our sincere sympathy for the loss of your loved one. Jean will be greatly missed, but remembered fondly by members of our little community.
May you find comfort in the caring & support of others.
God Bless...

Suzette and Harley Cobin
   Posted Tue June 17, 2014
Jean you were such a nice person to my husband and my self. I love setting in the community room with you and talking about things in the past. I could not believe that at one time we lived not to far from each other. I bought a house on Short Tract Road in Hunt, right next to my Grandparents Mike And Enda James house. Which my Uncle Keith And Aunt Loretta live in now. I am going to miss your witty ness and how some times you would say it like it was. You will be greatly missed. I just hope that I live as long as you did. You lived a long fulfilling live. GOD BLESS

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