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Virginia L. (Hammersmith) Rathbun 1939 - 2020
Robin Jill Curtis

NATOMA — Virginia L. (Hammersmith) Rathbun, age 81 formerly of Natoma, Kan. died Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. She was born Feb. 13, 1939. She married James L. Rathbun on July 18, 1964.   

Survivors include her husband, James L. Rathbun, Hays, Kan.; one son, Jason Rathbun and wife, Dawn, Zurich, Kan.; two daughters, Beth Fyler and husband, Ron, Olmitz, Kan.; Joy Hohmann and husband, Scott, McPherson, Kan.; ten grandchildren; eight step grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; one brother, Alfred Hammersmith and wife, Mary, Hays, Kan. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, at St. Mary’s Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Russell, Kan. Inurnment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Gorham, Kan. A vigil service and a Daughters of Isabella rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, at the church with visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and 9 to 10 a.m. Friday all at the church. The family suggests memorial to Bluestem P.A.C.E. of McPherson in care of the mortuary. Services are entrusted to Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 East 22nd Street, Hays, Ks. Condolences can be sent via e-mail to or can be left at guest book at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Cline’s Mortuary of Hays & Victoria

P.O. Box 252

Hays, KS  67601

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Nov. 13, 2020