Services will be held for Rita J. Kuhn of Lackawaxen, who is a lifelong resident of the area, and passed away quietly with her family by her side on Tuesday, June 23, 2009. She was predeceased by her husband Kenneth W. Kuhn.


Services will be held for Rita J. Kuhn of Lackawaxen, who is a lifelong resident of the area, and passed away quietly with her family by her side on Tuesday, June 23, 2009. She was predeceased by her husband Kenneth W. Kuhn.

The daughter of the late Robert and Martha Wagner Simonson, she was born in Rowland on August 31, 1935. She was 73.

Rita was a retired cashier from Xtra Mart, Lords Valley. She was a member of the Lackawaxen Ladies Auxiliary.

In a statement, her family said, “Rita was an incredible mother, wife and friend. She was fiercely loyal and she adored her children and grandchildren. She was an avid crocheter, knitter, reader and had a passion for baking that allowed her the joy of sharing much of that bounty with family and friends. She will be dearly missed.”

She is survived by: Her children Joyce L. Kuhn, Judy and Curt Conklin, Mark and Marie Kuhn; stepchildren, Kenneth G. Kuhn and Penolope Kuhn; grandchildren Cherie Kuhn, Amie Kuhn, Kenny Jo Kuhn, Jessica Wade, Cliff Wade, Tori Kuhn, Joseph Brush, Michael Kuhn, Nicholas Kuhn, Christina Kuhn and Michelle Kuhn; Great-grandchildren Rabecca, Madison and Thomas; Brothers, David Simonson of Florida and Forest Simonson of Rowland; Several nieces and nephews, cousins and her little friend “Chips.”

Friends are invited to call on Friday, June 26, 2009, from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm and Saturday, June 27, 2009 from 1 pm to 2 pm at the Harrison-Rasmussen Funeral Home, Barryville, NY.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2009, at 2 pm at the Harrison-Rasmussen Funeral Home, Barryville, NY.

Burial will be in Lackawaxen Cemetery, Lackawaxen.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Wayne Memorial Hospice, 601 Park St., Honesdale, Pa 8431 or The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718. Oklahoma, OK 73123-1718.

Funeral arrangements made by the Harrison-Rasmussen Funeral Home, Barryville, NY, 845-557-8010.