The Woodward News

July 31, 2013

Leonard Rathbun

Woodward News

Woodward, Okla. — Leonard Rathbun, age 79, a resident of Uniontown, Kansas, died Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at the Fort Scott Manor in Ft. Scott, Kansas.   He was born December 30, 1933, in Holly, Colorado, the son of Harold Rathbun and Gwendolyn Nichelson Rathbun.  He married Nada Pearl Turner on September 25, 1951, in Mineral Wells, Texas.  Leonard had worked as a police officer for both Hennessey and Seiling, Oklahoma and Perryton, Texas.  He enjoyed attending his son’s and grandchildren’s sporting events.  He also enjoyed watching the Dallas Cowboys and the Oklahoma State Football teams.  He was a member of the Marmaton Community Church.


Survivors include four sons, Rick Rathbun and wife, Lennie, Athens, Texas, Rusty Rathbun and wife, Dulene, Wichita, Kansas, Randy Rathbun and wife, Bonnie, Uniontown, Kansas, and Ronnie Rathbun and wife, Pamela, Tyler, Texas and a daughter, Robin Browning and husband, Jake, Minco, Oklahoma.  Also surviving are thirteen grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two sisters, Calene and Sandy.  He was preceded in death by his wife and a grandson.   


Pastor Jeff Feagins will conduct a memorial service at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, August 3rd at the Marmaton Community Church in Redfield, Kansas.   Memorials are suggested to the Marmaton Community Church and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at