November 12, 2020

    Lois Rathburn, 93, of Cazenovia passed away unexpectedly Thursday at her home. Born in Chittenango, Lois was a life resident of the Chittenango and Cazenovia area. Prior to retirement she was employed in the accounting department at the John Deere Co. in East Syracuse for 33 years. Lois was a member of the Chittenango United Methodist Church and the Eastern Star. She was predeceased by her husbands, James Austin in 1951 and Del Rathburn in 1983, her parents, Augustus and Loise Squires and her brothers, Robert and Charles Squires. She is survived by her son, James Austin (Michele) of Pittsford, NY, her sisters, Betty Lillie of Syracuse, Ruth Avery of Central Square, Barbara Dumas of Brewerton, Nancy Martin of Syracuse and Beatte Sharpe of Warners, her grandsons, Brian Austin (Jessica) and Eric Austin, her great-granddaughter, Naya Austin and several nieces and nephews. A calling hour will be from 10:00 am – 11:00 am Thursday at the G.F. Zimmer Funeral Home, 702 Legion Drive, Chittenango. A family Memorial Service will be private. Contributions in Lois’s memory may be made to the Madison County office of the Aging Meals on Wheels Program, 138 Dominic Bruno Blvd. Canastota, NY 13032.

                                              G.F. ZIMMER F.H.

                                     CHITTENANGO 315-345-2601

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    We were so sad to hear the passing of Aunt Lois. She was an amazing, independent and loving person. Be sure to smile when you think of her and all those she has touched. Our deepest and sincere condolences to Jim, Michele, Brian, Jessica, Eric as well as grandbaby Naya. Our prayers are with you and your families during this most difficult time. John and Kathy