Jane von Bauer Rathburn, 93, of Hopkinton passed away at her home on May 5. Born in East Brookfield, she was the daughter of the late Ellen (Ellstrom) and Waldo Simpson. She was the wife of 51 years to the late Harold Rathburn.
Jane enjoyed doing cryptograms, solving crosswords, gardening and cooking. She loved traveling with her family and had many enjoyable trips to Ireland and Hawaii as well as Caribbean cruises and visits to the beaches of Cape Cod. Most of all, Jane enjoyed Sunday dinners around her kitchen table with her family.
Jane is survived by her three daughters, Sally Rathburn of Hopkinton, Sherry Kuring and husband Steven of Ballston Spa, New York, and Jane Rathburn Goodman and husband David of Hopkinton. She also leaves behind two brothers, John and Waldo Simpson, both of North Grafton, and five grandchildren, Shelby and Eric Kuring, and Charlotte, Cooper and Carter Goodman. She is predeceased by her sisters, Cloris Simpson, Lola Connaugthton and Jessie Larter.
Visitation will be held on Monday, May 9, from 10:45-11:45 a.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe Street. A service will follow visitation at noon in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Hopkinton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VNA Care Hospice, 254 Second Avenue, Suite 200, Needham, MA 02494.
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