Laura Ashley Rathburn

1984 - 2019

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Laura Ashley (McClelland) Rathburn, 34, of Vanlue and formerly of Arlington, OH, died peacefully under Hospice Care at Birchaven Village on February 3, 2019 after suffering from multiple strokes caused by Moya Moya Disease. She was born on December 5, 1984 to Jan & Carol (McCune) McClelland. She married Christopher Rathburn on July 3, 2005 and he survives. She leaves behind her precious children, Braith, Maddyson, and Brendan; her loving father, Jan (Dana) McClelland, Pine Ridge, FL; brothers: Robert McClelland II, New York, Duncan (Autumn) McClelland, Citrus Springs, FL, Tyrone (Samantha) Roebuck, Alvada, OH, and Dustin Babcock, Reno, NV; as well as cousins, nieces, and nephews. Laura was preceded in death by her sister, Bridgette McClelland; and grandparents: Robert L. and Helen (Parish) McClelland, and Robert and Janice McCune. She was further preceded in death by her mother, Carol (McCune) McClelland. She graduated from Arlington High School in 2003 and earned a Degree in Criminal Justice from Owens Community College in 2014. She also attended Bowling Green State University. Laura's children were her pride and joy. She lived life making many wonderful memories with them. She also enjoyed hosting holiday gatherings with family and friends. She enjoyed camping and tending to her flower garden and was an avid fan of NASCAR racing. There will be a visitation held on Friday, February 8, 2019 at CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Arlington, OH from 2:00-4:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm and one hour (10:00-11:00am) prior to the funeral service on Saturday. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 9, at the funeral home. Pastor Steve Ramsey will officiate. Burial will follow the funeral service at Bishop Cemetery, Eagle Township. Memorials may be made to The Rathburn Children: Braith, Maddyson and Brendan. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    620 N. Main St
    Arlington, Ohio
    Friday, February 8th 2019 2:00 - 4:00 PM & 6:00 - 8:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Saturday, February 9th 2019 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    620 North Main Street
    Arlington, Ohio 45814

  • Final Resting Place:

    Bishop Cemetery [Map]

    Eagle Twp., Hancock Co.

  • Contributions:

    The Rathburn Children


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To : Chris Rathburn and family
Date :Wednesday, February 6th 2019
From : Mindy Boyd
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful woman inside and out and had a contagious smile.

To : Lauras Kids
Date :Wednesday, February 6th 2019
From : Feather Brown
I’m beyond sorry for the loss of your mom. I went to school with her, we graduated together. Your mom was an extremely nice person. She was friends with many. She was there for me when my dad died. I know how hard it is to lose a parent, and there are no words that anyone can say to make it better. I know that your mom is still with you, just in a different way. Look for signs from her and smile when you get them. Love and prayers to you all.

To : The Rathburn Family
Date :Wednesday, February 6th 2019
From : Wendy Snoke
May God keep you in His loving arm during this time. I remember Laura spending time at my house with my daughter. She was always a ball of energetic sunshine. I found her a prom dress and hatd to alter it. Such wonderful fond memories I have of her! It was a blessing to know her.

To : Chris Rathburn and family
Date :Thursday, February 7th 2019
From : Allison Philipps Bowman
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending prayers your way. XO

To : Family
Date :Thursday, February 7th 2019
From : April
I am truly sorry for your loss. I hope you find comfort in the scripture at Acts 24:15. This is what our God Jehovah promises for us all. And we can look forward to what is written in Psalm 37:9-11 and 29.

To : Becky Mary Rachel Holly and Erin
Date :Thursday, February 7th 2019
From : Liz
My hearts breaks for all of you ... take comfort in knowing she has been reunited with Carol and your Mom and Dad...What an amazing reunion !! Much love to all of you !!

To : Robert
Date :Thursday, February 7th 2019
From : Liz
I’m soo sorry Robert .. Laura was not only your sister but also your rock. She loved you soo very much and was always there for you you have yet another Guardian Angel ... much love sent ... ~~Liz

To : Chris and the childern
Date :Thursday, February 7th 2019
From : Aunt Melody and uncel Donald Hessey
Sorry for your loss.I can be there you are in my paryer

To : Jan and Dana
Date :Thursday, February 7th 2019
From : Selena Schwind
I am praying for you almost constantly.

To : Family
Date :Thursday, February 7th 2019
From : Bruce Beth Higgins
So sorry for your loss, you are all in our thoughts an prayers

To : Family
Date :Friday, February 8th 2019
From : Ayla McClelland
I'm sorry I couldn't be there.

To : Family of Laura Rathburn
Date :Saturday, February 9th 2019
From : Fred G
Right now, when your loss is so fresh, it may be difficult for you to imagine that this pain will ever go away. But in time the blessing of God's unfailing love will soften the hurt you're feeling and bring your heart the peace, comfort and hope that it needs to heal. How? Revelation 21:4 tells us that soon everything that causes us pain, including death, will be gone forever. We also have the hope of our loved ones being resurrected here on earth, as Acts 24:15 tells us. I do hope you find comfort in this.
Though I did not know your loved one, she sound like a beautiful person. I am touched by your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences.

To : The Fmaly
Date :Saturday, February 9th 2019
From : Members at Club Recovery in Florida
To our loving friend Jan whose love is shared with his fellow members in Club Recovery. Jan's talent for baking wonderful delights has put a few pounds on most of us, but in a loving way. We all share your loss and pray you will return to us, we miss you.
Members, Club Recovery