Marian R. Rathbun

1925 - 2016

COOPERSTOWN - Marian Ruth Rathbun, a long-time secretary at Cooperstown Central School, passed away Tuesday morning, August 9, 2016, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown. A resident of Pierstown, she was 91.

Born April 18, 1925, on Irish Hill in Cooperstown, Marian was one of seven children of Joel L. and Anna (Lee) Rathbun.

After graduating from Cooperstown High School with the Class of 1941, she attended the Knox School for Girls in Cooperstown, and later graduated from their two-year secretarial course. She then went on to faithfully serve the Cooperstown Central School District for many years as Secretary to the Principal and Clerk of the Board of Education. Marian will be fondly remembered by the administrative staff, faculty and many, many students she interacted so well with throughout the years. 

Marian is survived by her brother, James E. Rathbun and his wife, Carol, of Ballston Spa, and many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Beatrice St. Onge, Bernice Butts and Helen R. Rogers, and two brothers, Levant G. and John W. Rathbun.

With respect for Marian's wishes, there will be no services.

She will be laid to rest near her parents in Springfield Cemetery.

As a way to remember Marian, her family respectfully requests that memorial donations be directed to a charity or organization of one's choice.

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.

If you would like to send condolences to the family, send an email to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth. We will forward your comments to the family. If you would like to send flowers in memory of the deceased, contact Mohican Flowers at (607) 547-8822, or A Rose is a Rose at (607) 264-3100.