Pastor Kevin E. Rathmell
Pastor Kevin E. Rathmell, 55, of Middleburg, went home to be with his Lord on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
He was born May 25, 1964, in Union County, a son of Martha (Bowersox) Rathmell of New Berlin and the late Roy Rathmell. On Sept. 26, 1987, he married the former Melodie Weary who survives. They were married for 32 years at the time of his passing.

Kevin was presently serving as pastor the last four years at Zion Church of Kratzerville and previously served 10 years at Chapman Community Chapel, Port Trevorton and served as pulpit supply since 2000. He was also employed part time at C.R. Builders & Sons, Northumberland and spent 21 years as a meat cutter and store manager at Fetter's Meats, Milton until he went into full time ministry.

Kevin recently completed his freshman year of college, of which he is currently on the Dean's List.

He held ordination through the United Missionary Evangelistic Association. Kevin was a board member of Keys Ministries, and a former board member of Child Evangelism Fellowship of Snyder and Union Counties, Inc. He enjoyed woodworking (he and his dad made the cupboards that are currently in the family's kitchen), motorcycle riding, camping, spending time with family through various activities, and singing with his wife and children while worshiping his Savior.

In addition to his wife and mother, Kevin is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Josh and Amy Rathmell of Oxford, N.Y., and Phill and Katelyn Rathmell of Northumberland; one daughter, Vicki Rathmell of Camp Hill; one brother and sister-in-law, Jeffrey and Cindy Rathmell; one sister and brother-in-law, Carole and Robert Brosious; and his in-laws, Dave and Lois Weary Sr.

Kevin was preceded in death by one daughter, Bethany Rathmell.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct 15, at Zion Church of Krazterville, 4106 Route 204, Selinsgrove, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Hillside Bible Church, 1650 Centennial Road, Mifflinburg, followed by a Celebration of Life service at 11, with Pastor Paul Beech officiating.
Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in loving memory of Kevin to Keys Ministries, P.O. Box 85, Liverpool, PA 17045, or to Child Evangelism Fellowship of Snyder and Union Counties Inc., P.O. Box 38, Middleburg, PA 17842.

The George P. Garman Funeral Homes Inc., 9366 Route 35, Mount Pleasant Mills have been entrusted with the arrangements.
Published on October 13, 2019


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Oct 16, 2019
Roses and Moonlight Bouquet was purchased for the family of Pastor Kevin E. Rathmell.  Send flowers
Minnie Burkholder
Oct 15, 2019
Many happy memories of high school classes with Kevin. He was always kind and friendly. I'm glad I got to hear him preach once on a visit to PA. Hugs and prayers for Melodie and the rest of the family.
Jody and Karen Davis
Oct 15, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Kevin preached a few times at my old church. He was a very nice man.
Chris or Kondracki
Oct 14, 2019
Peaceful White Lilies Basket was purchased for the family of Pastor Kevin E. Rathmell by Chris or Kondracki.  Send flowers
Barbara Wilbert
Oct 14, 2019
Melodie and family ...Our hearts are crushed to hear of Kevin's passing. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Kevin lived as he preached. He was there for us during the illnesses and loss of my parents. He was a real comfort to me and Steve as I went through many surgeries and illnesses. He once told me if ever I needed prayer, just text him 911, and he would stop and pray for me. I will forever keep that message in my phone.
May God keep you and comfort you, knowing we have hope in Heaven and we will see Kevin later.
Grateful to have known him and call him our pastor and friend,
The Wilberts
Pat LaCotta
Oct 14, 2019
My prayers are with your family. May God comfort you all during this difficult time.
Rick Cramer
Oct 14, 2019
Kevin had a big personality; he lit up a room when he entered. Definitely demonstrated the joy of the Lord. He has made a great impact for the Lord and will continue to do so through his awesome family. Our prayers are with them during this time.
Angie Holsinger
Oct 14, 2019
I work at LBC, and got to know Kevin as a student there. He was so friendly, and would often say hello to those of us working on a Tuesday evening as he headed to his class. I am so sorry for your loss and pray God's peace is with you at this very difficult time.
Ricky and Julie Threet
Oct 13, 2019
He married us 6 years ago.I also bowled with him when he worked in Milton at Fetters.
Cynthia Mathewson
Oct 13, 2019
With Distinction was purchased for the family of Pastor Kevin E. Rathmell by Cynthia Mathewson.  Send flowers
Dan & Nancy Wilcox
Oct 13, 2019
Our heartfelt sympathy to Kevin's family. We loved his sense of humor. We know he will be greatly missed. Thinking of family and keeping you in our prayers. We know Kevin is rejoicing with Jesus.