June 13, 2021 ~ 3 Tammuz 5781
Rita Raus, 83, of Louisville, died June 13, 2021. Rita was born and raised in Belle Harbor, Long Island, New York, to Emanuel and Martha Kahn. She graduated from Lake Erie College.
Rita moved to KY and taught third grade at Kentucky Home School. She met Calvin Raus in Louisville in 1960 and married.
Rita was a co-owner of Peggy’s & Rita’s Choices for 25 years, carefully selecting beautiful, lively items to market. She was a member of The Temple, National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW)-Louisville, and The Standard Club. Above all, she was a doting and dedicated grandmother to her six grandchildren.
Rita was predeceased by her husband Calvin, her sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Joe Davis.
Surviving Rita are her sons, Michael and Gregg (Rebecca); grandchildren Aaron, Hannah, Andrea, David, Kevin, and Jonathan.
Graveside services will be Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. from The Temple Cemetery via livestream https://www.facebook.com/hermanmeyerson .
Rita’s family is thankful to Dr. Harry Renco, Rita’s caregivers, for the dedicated care extended to Rita, the nursing staff on 6-North at Baptist East Hospital, and the incredible care from Hosparus. We are so grateful for the love and support that mom’s niece, Ellen Weinstein, gave to her aunt.
In lieu of flowers, donations to The Temple, 5101 US-42 , Louisville, KY 40241 or WaterStep, 625 Myrtle Street, Louisville, KY 40208, are appreciated.
Burial: The Temple Cemetery Section A9, Lot 117