Rita L. Raffin
October 08, 1936 - February 04, 2011
Rita L. Raffin was born October 8, 1936 in Oil City, PA to Lee and Ruth Mohnkern, and died February 4, 2011 at the age of 74.

Rita was married to her husband James for 57 years. She is the mother of James L., Tim (Ivy), Don (Sandy), Greg (Wendy), Cathy (Jon) Duncan and Ken (Brenda).

Her grandchildren are John, Bonnie, Amanda, Patty, Becky, Beth, Leslie, Nick, Greg, Alicia, Emily, Josh, Megan, Keri and Amy. Her great grandchildren are Madison, Alexis, Page, Savannah, Korina, Nathan Madison, Sierra and Morgan. Rita is the sister of Lee, Paul and Lois Knoblauck.

A memorial service will be held at the Commerce United Methodist Church (1155 N. Commerce Rd, Commerce Township) on Friday, February 11, 2011 at 11:00am.  Memorials to the American Cancer Society appreciated.
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My deepest sympathy for the loss of an awesome woman. Her love for her children and the children of others, was amazing. I will never forget the year that Rita and Jim did nursery at Union Lake for the entire year of Awana. They were blessed with "new" grandchildren that year. May God give your family peace and strength that only He can give, and get you through this hard time.

Gail Angelini

Larry and I are so sorry to hear of your sudden and devastating loss. You will be uplifted in our prayers for some time to come. We trust you will experience the comfort of your loved ones and family in Christ during the days ahead.

Deb Geelhood

Jon and Cathy, Our love, prayers and sympathy are extended to you and your family during this difficult time. May you find comfort, peace and rest in our Lord and Savior today and during difficult days ahead.

Dan and Anne Giles

Cathy and Jon and precious family, I am so sorry to hear about the death of your mom, We are praying for you. If there is any other way we can help you please let us know. Cathy, my dad just died so I know the heaviness on your heart. If you need me I'm here for youl Much love to all, Roland and Jan Bottiglia

Jan Bottiglia

Please know our prayers are with you all. There are no words, that make it better, but just hold onto the love, joy and memories, your mother brought into your live.

Tina Pervinkler

May God's comforting arms surround you in your loss. Know that He is near always to His children.

Millie Adams

To greg,wendy,alicia,l, greg and the rest of the raffin family.we are so sorry to hear about the tragic loss of your, mother,grandmother and wife to james raffin.There is never enough words to make someone feel betterin times like these,it just makes us cherish the ones with us all the more.Our deepestsympathy, the HARPERS.

scott harper

My heart is broken for you. She will truly be missed for her laughter and love of family! She was so special to me and was an inspiration. She sure did have her priorities straight. I truly loved her and will miss her terribly. I love all of you. Your cousin Paula

paula kasmin

You have my deepest sympathy. Rita was such a nice, thoughtful person. I have some good memories of Rita, when I was a child and Uncle Lee took Beth and I to stay with them for a week in the summers and the time spent with our cousins. - You are all in my prayers.

Dee (Fox) Busch

Our deepest sympathies to Rita's family and our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. My mother, Betty (Mohnkern) Nutter was Rita's cousin as her father, Charles, was Lee Mohnkern's brother.

Charles Nutter

To Rita's family, A few years ago I was in MI & visited with Jim & Rita and went to church with them. Rita was always one of my favorite cousins. The world won't be the same without her cheery disposition.

Sue & Al Mohnkern

Rita was my favorite cousin as we were growing up. I remember when her family visited us at Putnam's Eddy in warren PA and we spent a lot of time boating on the river and talking. May God bless you all in the loss a wonderful person.

Jim and Kathy Mohnkern

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