In Memory of

Aaron J. Rathburn

May 21, 1987 - September 28, 2020


Aaron J Rathburn, 33, who is deeply loved by family and friends, passed away Sept. 28th, 2020.

Aaron was raised in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, where he graduated from Lee’s Summit North Class of 2005 and was a member of Troop 220 of the Boy Scouts. He loved sports and played basketball, soccer, baseball. From age 15 Aaron worked in customer service at HyVee and Walmart where he excelled working with the public.

Aaron knew no stranger. He loved people and could easily strike up a conversation with anyone he met. He was cheerful, loving, and jolly. He laughed easily, often, and sometimes inappropriately.

Aaron was very dedicated to his 10 year old son, Braxton, and was looking forward to starting a new chapter with the love of his life, Alaina Davis. They were to be married in May of 2021.

Preceded in death by his father, Fred Rathburn, and his uncle, Joe Rathburn. He is survived by his son Braxton Rathburn, his fiancée, Alaina Davis, and two sisters, Jennifer Flint and Traci Semenok.

In lieu flowers, please consider contributing to a memorial fund set up for his son Braxton. Checks can be sent to Aaron’s sisters Traci Semenok or Jennifer Flint, or by Venmo Jennifer-Flint-16

Services will be held at Langsford Funeral Home in Lee’s Summit, MO. Visitation is Tues, Oct 6th 6-8pm. Funeral is Wed, Oct 7th at 10am. Aaron will be laid to rest in St. Joseph, Missouri, near his father, uncle, grandma, and grandpa.


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To Aaron’s Family:
I was Aaron’s 5th grade teacher at Underwood Elementary and I remember him very fondly. One special memory is a Saturday morning we spent mini-golfing at Paradise Park with Jarrod Carroll. Aaron was so much fun…as described in his obituary…”cheerful, loving, and jolly.” That is how I remember him for sure. And I am so happy that he found love and that he was a dad! I bet he was a wonderful father and very caring! It was my honor to be his teacher. Please accept my sympathies and warm wishes for you as you heal and remember Aaron’s life.

I am both shocked and saddened hearing of Aaron’s passing. I knew him as he grew up in Scouting. He was always happy and full of energy. He missed his father greatly and now they can be together again. My deepest condolences to all of his family, fiancé and friends, especially to his son Braxton who was the light of his life.

Traci, My heart hurts for you and your family. Karen Bannister sent this information to me today. It’s difficult to understand why things happen as they do. Aaron’s kind soul was greeted in Heaven. I will keep all of you in prayer as you journey through grief. I would love to have your contact information to find out where life has taken you. I remember you as a thoughtful, gentle loving human being. I’m so sorry for the loss of your precious brother. In peace, Soozie Peery (Inderwood Counselor. )

I knew Aaron from Walmart. We always talked about cars and such and him always wanting to race me in his car. It’s sad to see him go but he will always be remembered.

Sorry for your loss. May The Most High Give you strength and comfort in this difficult time.

So sorry to hear of the recent passing of Aaron. I was the principal of Aaron’s elementary school, Underwood. There were times we got to know each other a little too well ?, but always thought Aaron was a very like able child. Your family has my deepest sympathy and pray God gives you strength and comfort during these difficult times. Ken Rimmer

Aaron was a very nice man he always made me laugh!Aaron was talking about Braxton and his fiancée ..he really loved them and wanted to be the best dad possible and He was just my friend!’ I’ll never forget your smile!!

I was deeply saddened to hear today of the sudden passing of Aaron. I host a Medicare table at the Walmart store on Metcalf and knew Aaron to talk to the past few years when I worked in store this time of year. We shared a passion for cars and for our sons. He’ll be sorely missed; he brighten up many a cold morning with his cheery conversation and laughter.
Deepest condolences to his son, fiancé and family, whom he often talked of with love.
Lisa Johanson


Tuesday, October 6, 2020
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Wednesday, October 7, 2020
10:00 AM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063