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Rita M. Whitman

June 28, 1930 ~ May 14, 2020 (age 89)

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Rita M. Whitman, age 89, Harrodsburg, widow of Donald Morley Whitman, passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at her home in Harrodsburg. Born June 28, 1930 in Louisville, KY, she was the daughter of the late Henry August and Lillian Loretta (Vettiner) Freudenberger. She was a retired secretary for the Logan Company, the Kentucky College of Technology and Wesley Community House all in Louisville. She was Past President of St. Helen’s Catholic School PTA in Louisville, a member of  the Chamber of Commerce in Daytona Beach Shores, Fl, former President and Vice President of the Lions Club in Daytona Beach, Fl, a member of the Living Legends of Auto Racing in Daytona Beach, FL, a member of the Senior Citizens Club in Simpsonville, SC and was a member of the Mass of the Air Catholic Church in Louisville.

Survivors include: two sons: Kevin (Dora) Wayne Whitman of Hazard, KY and Barry Scott Whitman of St. Joseph, MI; two sisters Nellijean Kalin of Bowling Green, KY and Patsy Brown of Louisville, KY; four grandchildren, Adam Joseph Whitman of Houston, TX, Rita (Derreck) McIntyre of Harrodsburg, Lindsey Whitman of Charleston, SC and Amanda Whitman of Hazard, KY; four great-grandchildren Allie McIntyre and Carson McIntyre both of Harrodsburg, Henry McCoy of Charleston, SC and Bryson Teague of Hazard; one daughter-in-law Susan Whitman of Richmond. Rita was preceded in death by two brothers, Henry August Freudenberger, Jr. and Robert Freudenberger.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to: The American Heart Association,345 Waller Avenue, Suite 110, Lexington, KY 40504 or to The American Cancer Society, 1500 College Way, Lexington, KY 40502.

Cremation has been chosen and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

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American Cancer Society
1504 College Way, Lexington KY 40502
Tel: 1-859-260-8300
Web: https://www.cancer.org/content/cancer/en/treatment/support-programs-and-services/patient-lodging/hop

American Heart Association
345 Waller Avenue, Lexington KY 40504

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