Hazel A. Rathman was born the daughter of Charles G. Tucker and Cornelius Koester Tucker on September 16, 1914 at Beardstown, Illinois and departed this life June 21, 2011 in Ash Flat, Arkansas at the age of 96 years.
She was united in marriage December 23, 1933 at Beardstown, Illinois to Theodore Rathman, who preceded her in death on August 10, 2005.
She is survived by two daughters, Louise Lusby and husband, Charles of Cherokee Village, Arkansas and Nellie Kuehne and husband, Willard of Cherokee Village, Arkansas; six grandchildren, Ronald Kuehne of Kalispell, Montana, Kevin Kuehne of Clarkston, Michigan, Dean Lusby of Sunbury, Pennsylvania, Douglas Lusby of Indianapolis, Indiana, Russell Lusby of Baltimore, Maryland and Stephen Lusby of Baltimore, Maryland; nineteen great-grandchildren; ten great-great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Cornelius Tucker; her husband, Theodore Rathman; three brothers, John, Raymond and Howard Tucker and two sisters, Mary Hendricker and Helen Davis.
Mrs. Rathman was a dedicated homemaker and enjoyed knitting, crocheting, quilting and crewel work.
She was a member of the Thayer Church of God and the Gideon Ladies Auxiliary. Mrs. Rathman will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Funeral services will be Friday, June 24, 2011 at 2:00 PM in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel at Thayer. The family will receive friends Thursday, June 23rd from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Thayer Cemetery with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.