The Duncan Banner


December 9, 2012

Rachel Addison Rothner

Dec. 16, 1990 — Dec. 6, 2012

DUNCAN — Rachel Addison Rothner, 21, of Duncan, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, after an auto accident.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m, Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. David Spangler officiating.  Burial will follow in the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of the Don Grantham Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the funeral home.

Rachel was born Dec. 16, 1990, in Oklahoma City to Fonda and the late Lonnie T. Rothner.

She grew up in the Empire area and attended elementary school there. Rachel accepted Jesus as her savior and joined Fair Baptist Church. She was a 2009 graduate of Duncan High School, and was employed as a child care provider in Oklahoma City.  

She loved all aspects of music. She enjoyed traveling, painting, Facebooking, hanging out with her friends and was an avid Oklahoma City “Thunder” fan.  

Known as Whitey to many; her fondest memories were peforming in Reflections Show Choir and her roles in Annie, Cinderella, and Smoke on the Mountain.

She had a special love for children and they for her. Rach had a big heart and once you became her friend, it was forever. She was here to help any way she could and make any day better.  She always protected those she loved before herself.

Rachel Addison Rothner was one of a kind, who made this world a sweeter place. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Rachel is survived by her parents, Fonda and Bill Cheatwood  of Empire, one brother Blake Cheatwood, a sister and brother-in-law, Ryan and Evan Dymond, and nephew, Caden Dymond of Oklahoma City and her godson, Gavin Brown; her grandparents Almeda and Charles DeHart and Mack McClennen, of Duncan, Bill and Betty Cheatwood of Lexington, and Ted Rothner of Oklahoma City; aunts and uncles Faryl Farmer of Chickasha, Shanon and David Cruz of Whittier, Calif., and Marsha Bell of Edmond, Chuck and Kathy DeHart, Guthrie, and Rebel and Steve Knight of Yukon.  

Also surviving are a host of great aunts, great uncles, cousins and close family friends.

Pallbearers will be Baylea Brown, Rebekah Dean, Kalee Fleetwood, Megan DeLeon, Joni Sparks, Sarah Coast, Katie Porter, Jenn Bowman and Alysen Mirth. Honorary bearers will be Kevin Zinn, Reflection Show Choir members, her little sweeties, Gavin Brown, Brycen Dean, Laya Coast, Korbin Porter and Evie Bowman.

In lieu of flowers a memorial account has been established at BancFirst in Rachel’s name.

Online condolences can be sent to the family at

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