Carolyn Ann Rathke, 85 of Carlinville, passed away Monday morning, October 5, 2020, at her residence in Carlinville. Carolyn was born on February 16, 1935, to Lewis Andrew and Floy Hazel (Pointer) Calverd in Carlinville. On June 5, 1955, she married Ronald G. Rathke at the Federated Church in Carlinville.
Carolyn was a 1953 graduate of Carlinville High School. She was the receptionist and bookkeeper for her husband’s, Dr. Ronald G. Rathke, DDS dental practice in Carlinville. She enjoyed yard work, playing bridge, reading, writing poetry, and decorating for the holidays and was a member of Carlinville United Methodist Church. She and Ron loved traveling and were usually accompanied by their friends Donna and Norma Bowman or Betty and Bob Bell. Carolyn enjoyed sitting on her porch with her companion, Katie, her beloved Shih-tzu. Most of all, family meant everything to Carolyn.
Carolyn is survived by her three daughters, Denise (Dr. Steven) Boente of Carlinville, Cheryl (Shawn) Davis of Carlinville and Lynne (Robert) Evans of Carlinville; three granddaughters, Erin (Aaron) Robertson, Elyse (Trey) Srygley, and Elisabeth (Daniel) Ryan; three grandsons, Stephen (Aby) Boente, Michael (Brooke) Davis, and Nicholas Evans; one great-grandson, Anders Robertson; four great-granddaughters, Blake Srygley, Claire Srygley, Reagan Davis, and Olivia Davis; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis and Hazel; husband, Ronald G. Rathke, DDS; and sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Floyd Weller.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date for Carolyn. Memorials are suggested to the Macoupin County Animal Shelter or the Carlinville United Methodist Church.