Rosella Mae (Smith) RathbunApril 9, 1927 ~ May 18, 2017 (age 90)
Rosella Rathbun, age 90, formerly of Spring Valley, MN passed away Thursday May 18, 2017 at Samaritan Bethany in Rochester, MN.
Rosella Mae Smith was born April 9, 1927 in Fillmore County to Frank and Marie (Simpson) Smith. She attended and graduated from the school in Washington. On May 19, 1947 Rosella was united in marriage to Cyril Roy Rathbun at the Fillmore Free Methodist church and together celebrated 67 years of marriage.
Rosella and Cyril farmed for many years in the Spring Valley and Chatfield, MN area. Rose loved to take care of family and kids. If she wasn’t taking care of kids or doing craft projects, she was making company goodies in her kitchen.
She is survived by 8 children: Joan (Loren) Lex of Spring Valley, MN, Robert (Alita) Rathbun of Huron, SD, Chuck (Audrey) Rathbun of Rochester, MN, Steven (Vicki) Rathbun of Rochester, MN, Cyrilla (Michael) Trende of Preston, MN, Christine Rathbun of Spring Valley, MN, Julia (Ron) Harris of Stewartville, MN, and Michael (Bridget Eversman) Rathbun of Plainview, MN; 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 1 step great-grandchild, 4 great-great grandchildren, 3 step great-great grandchildren; siblings: Ramona Atkinson of Florida, Clayton Smith of Spring Valley, MN Everett (Ellen) Smith of Wabasha, MN, Monica (Gary) Entsminger of Manchester, IA and Marion Briggs of Spring Valley, MN. She is also survived by sisters-in-law Maxine Smith of Spring Valley, MN, Ruby Smith of Spring Valley, MN and Virginia Smith of Chatfield, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son Victor Eugene, a great grandson Mitchell, and 9 siblings.