Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Kathleen Cushman Dies At 91

Kathleen Cushman, age 91, of Lakeport, formally of Ashtabula, Ohio passed away February 22, 2015 in Clewiston.

She was born Aug. 16, 1923 in Chicago, IL, to the late Leo and Eva (Rex) Farrell. She married Eugene M. Cushman on February 22, 1946, he preceded her in death on December 10, 2001. She was a homemaker raising her four daughters, caring for and helping raise her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed playing cards, working puzzle books, playing bingo, going out to eat, working with plastic canvas and reading magazines.

She moved to Florida 15 years ago to live with her daughter, Mary Harless. For the past 3 years her daughter Eva has been caring for her in Lakeport.

She was the last of thirteen children to pass away, her brother; David Farrell preceded her in death.

She leaves behind her four daughters; Mary Harless and her husband Ronald of Lakeport, Eva Weir and her late husband Larry also of Lakeport, Kathleen Thornton and her husband Rudy of Albion, PA, and Peggy Muck and her late husband Gary of Ashtabula, Ohio. She leaves twelve grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, two expectant great - great grandchildren, and many extended family and close friends.

The family would like to extend their gratitude for the loving care their mom received and the support given to the family from the doctors, nurses and supportive staff at Hendry Regional Medical Center in Clewiston.

Memorial services celebrating her 91 years will be held on March 2, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. in Maple Grove Baptist Church in Lakeport. Arrangements were handled by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Clewiston.

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