Mark Douglas Rathbun

Mark Douglas Rathbun, 62, Hays, died Friday, Jan.  29, 2021, at Hays Medical Center.

He was born July 10, 1958, in Garden City to Clarence and Florentine “Tina” (Dinges) Rathbun.  He was a 1976  graduate of Salina South High School  and a 1978 graduate of Salina Area Technical School.  

He married Paula J. Moore on July 8, 2006, in Plainville and they celebrated 14 years of marriage.  He worked in the automotive industry and for 20 years was an automotive technology instructor at Salina Area Technical School and NCK Technical College in Hays.

He was a member of the Plainville Car Club.

He enjoyed his antique cars, going to  car shows, and golfing.  He was an avid Kansas City Chiefs and K-State Wildcats fan, and enjoyed living on Rock Ridge Ranch.

Survivors include his wife, Hays; two daughters, Tasha Rathbun Cash and husband, Tom, Oklahoma City and Brenda Moore Tucker, Plainville, a sister,  Brenda Brazil and husband, Jeff, Fortuna, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601; burial in Plainville Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from  9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  

Memorials are suggested to RPM Speedway or Ellis County Fair Board.

Condolences can be sent to family at  

Published on January 30, 2021