Lila Maxine Rathbone, 58, a real estate sales person in Maryland and a life-member of the Sales Award Club of the Montgomery County Board of Realtors, died at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring Saturday following a stroke.

Mrs. Rathbone had been selling real estate for about 10 years. Since 1969, she had been with Hugh T. Peck Properties, a Montgomery County firm. She had been a Star Realtor Associate in recognition of her selling ability in each of the years since 1971. She had been a million-dollar sales award winner of the Montgomery County Board of Realtors in 1971, 1974, 1976 and 1977. She also had been a member of the Top 20 sales group in 1972 and 1974.

Mrs. Rathbone was born in Sabetha, Kan., and attended Kansas State University. She moved to the Washington area in 1950 when her husband, Robert B. Rathbone, came here to work for the Department of Agriculture.

In addition to her husband, of the home in Silver Spring, survivors include two daughters, Susan Schriver, of Pine Brook, N.J., and Mary Ann Webb, of Silver Spring, a son, Robert E., of the home; two sisters, Laurel Ralston, of Topeka, Kan., and Doris Noel, of St. Louis, Mo., and a brother, Keith Ewing, of Westminster, Md.