Genevieve Rathbun

December 21, 1919 ~ February 28, 2018 (age 98)


Genevieve Rathbun, age 98, of East Leroy passed away February 28, 2018 at The Oaks at Northpointe Woods Assisted Living Facility.
Genevieve was born on December 21, 1919 in Newton Township to Clyde W. and Doris (Randt) Jones.
She graduated from Lakeview High School with the class of 1939. Genevieve married Milan Rathbun in Bronson, MI on September 12, 1939. They shared 60 loving years together until Milan preceded Genevieve in death on September 17th, 1999.
Genevieve worked on the farm and in her home while raising her two children. Once the children were old enough, she took a Store Clerk position at Shoppers Fair in Battle Creek where she worked for over 10 years.
Genevieve enjoyed reading, birdwatching, and crafts. She loved flowers, gardening, and tending to her flower beds. Genevieve was an amazing story teller, and her family was her number one priority.
A funeral service will be held at the Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services,2838 SW Capital Ave., Battle Creek Chapel on Monday March 5, 2018 at 11:30am with Reverend Jim Codde officiating. Following the service, Genevieve will be laid to rest next to her husband in Leroy Congregational Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are requested to Hospice of Southwest Michigan, 222 N Kalamazoo Mall #100, Kalamazoo, MI 49007. Assistance with memorials is available at the Kempf Funeral and Cremation Services, Battle Creek Chapel.
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