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Dorothy G (Sanders) Rathbun

October 7, 1943 ~ April 13, 2021 (age 77)

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Dorothy "Dottie" (Sanders) Rathbun, age 77, of Waynetown passed away on April 13, 2021 at Franciscan Health in Lafayette, Indiana.

Dottie was born on October 7, 1943 in Tulsa, OK to James and Thelma (Bybee) Sanders. She attended Griffith High School and married Richard Rathbun on February 3, 1962 in Hammond, Indiana.

Throughout the years she worked as a financial officer at Culver Hospital and she was the county and area coordinator for the Special Olympics. She was a loving mother and homemaker and enjoyed online shopping, cooking, reading, loved her dogs, and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband, Richard; four children, Jeff Rathbun of Crawfordsville, JoAnn Rathbun (Russel) of Waynetown, Janet (Deron) Rater of Williamsport, and Joey Rathbun of Crawfordsville; a sister, Brenda Ricy of Texas; two brothers, Jim Sanders of Kingman and Tom (Kathy) Sanders of Waynetown; five grandchildren, Josh (Allison) Rater and Kristen (Jake) Honaker, both of Williamsport, Tayler Rathbun (Zak) of Ladoga, Conner Rathbun of Indianapolis and Maiah Rathbun of Waynetown; three great grandchildren, Kinsley Gibson, Korbyn Gibson, and Madelyn Rater; and her four dogs Maggie, Max, Murphy and Kingsley.

There will be a Graveside Service at Waynetown Masonic Cemetery on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 2:00pm. Sanders Shoemaker Funeral Care entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at

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Graveside Service
April 16, 2021

2:00 PM
Waynetown Masonic Cemetery

Waynetown, IN 47990

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