Joan Irene Kuhta

Joan Irene Kuhta, 65, of New Bethlehem, PA, died at home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday August 12, 2017.

Born April 5, 1952 in Kittanning, PA, she was the daughter of late William Nelson Freeman and Georgia Irene (Shankle) Freeman.

Joan was a cook at the Rocky Grill, Five Fork Restaurant and the Shannondell Restaurant.

She enjoyed flowers, cooking, and baking. She was a loving mom, grandma, and great grandma. She enjoyed nothing better than cooking and sharing a meal with her family and friends.

Joan is survived by a son, Frank (Dana) Clark of Athens, Alabama; three daughters, Georgia (Don) Long of Brookville, PA, Candie (Butch) Ginnery of Tionesta, PA, and Sharee (Rich) Yough of New Castle, PA. She was also survived by two brothers Ron (Kim) Freeman of Summerville, PA, and Bill (Rosie) Freeman of Ford City, PA; three sisters, Linda (Jerry) Walker of Summerville, PA, Betty (Bernie) Kunselman, of Mayport, PA, and Joanne Kisamore of Summerville PA; twelve 12 Grandchildren, 7 Great Grandchildren; and her significant other Robert Evans of New Bethlehem.

She is preceded in death by her parents, a brother Freddy Freeman; four sisters, Mary Peer, Peg Eubanks, Pat Mongelli, and Rosie Freeman.

Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Furlong Funeral Home, Gregory K. Furlong FD, corner of Broad Street and First Ave., Summerville, PA.

A Memorial Service will follow at 2:00 PM with Pastor Robert Goodnough officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be to the Clarion Cancer Center, Clarion PA.

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