Gary Rath

Gary E. Rath, 74, Perry, died April 1, 2011, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka.

He was born June 21, 1936, at Ozawkie, the son of Glen William and Virginia May Lewis Rath.

Gary E. RathMr. Rath graduated from Oskaloosa High School in 1954. He worked as a carman for various railroad companies.

Survivors include his wife, Sue Ireland Rath, of the home; two sons, Gary Rath Jr. and Randy Rath, both of Topeka; three daughters, Valerie Dunn, Valley Falls, and Sheryl Rath and Tamera Barber, both of Topeka; two sisters, Phyllis Bowers, Silver Lake, and Joy Boyd, Topeka; 13 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Steven Rath, March 17, 2011, and a granddaughter, Stephinie Ortiz.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, Lawrence. Burial will follow at Ozawkie Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Jefferson County Humane Society and sent in care of the funeral home, 3821 W. 6th St., Lawrence, 66049.

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