James Arthur Rath ©The Ponca City News Sunday, October 3, 2004 Submitted by: Shirley Harlan
James Arthur Rath, Ponca City resident, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004 at Ponca City Nursing Home. He was 91.
The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 4, in the chapel of Trout Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.
James Arthur Rath was born on Nov. 29, 1912, in Braman. He grew up in the Braman area and married Margie Stover on June 25, 1938, in Newkirk. He worked for many years as a crane operator for Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railroad. He enjoyed fishing and gardening.
He is survived by two sons, Jim Rath of Blackwell and Phillip Rath of Mannford; one daughter, Shirley Venegas of Newkirk; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one brother, Cecil Rath of Ponca City.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife on Oct. 18, 1997, two grandchildren and his brothers and sisters.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Hospice of North Central Oklahoma, 1904 North Union, Suite 103, Ponca City, Okla. 74601
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