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Posted on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 12:32 pm

A Celebration of Life Service for John Leroy Rathburn, age 80, of Reeds Spring, Missouri, was held at 2 p.m., Monday, March 30, 2015 at Greenlawn Funeral Home, in Branson with the Reverend Bill Austin officiating. Burial will be at a later date.
He died March 25, 2015 at Cox Medical Center in Branson.
He was born on March 22, 1935 in Vandalia, Missouri, the son of William and Lula B. Lea Rathburn.
He was a retired driver for O.A.T.S., where he had worked for 11 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during the Korean War. He was of the protestant faith. He had been a resident of the area for many years.
Survivors are his wife Carol Johnson Rathburn, of the home; one son Brad Rathburn and wife Jaci, of Peru, Illinois; and a daughter Audra Rathburn, of Reeds Spring; one brother, Jimmy Rathburn, of House Springs, Missouri; a sister Ellen Marie Flynn “Sis,” of Vandalia, Missouri; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Everett and William “Buzz” Rathburn.
Memorial contribution are suggested to The Ronald McDonald House or the Children’s Miracle Network.