Rita Ann Karnish
December 15, 1933 – November 18, 2023
VISITATION: Tuesday, November 21st from 12noon to 1pm at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 4804 Grover, followed by MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 1pm. Interment: St. John Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Nebraska Humane Society.
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Rita went to her heavenly Father on November 18, 2023.
She was preceded in death by husband, Richard Karnish; infant son Michael; parents, Richard and Ann Crum; three brothers: Richard, Joseph and Gerald. Also preceded in death by Betty Ann Record who was like a sister to her.
She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Kathy Karnish; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Herb Johansen; grandchildren: Aimee and husband Adam Tice, Angela Segrist, Ryan Johansen and wife Megan, Scott Karnish and wife Erin, Kelly and husband Josh Parrish; eleven great-grandchildren: Lauren, Blake, Jack, Emily, Luke, Logan, Riley, Amanda, Aurora, Aubrey and Autumn.
Rita grew up in Omaha and went to St. Joseph’s School. She married Richard Karnish and had three children. For most of her life, she lived at her home on A Street. She worked at Western Electric for many years, then opened a home day care. She loved taking care of children and became like a grandma to many of them. Her greatest joy were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and they loved her as well. They were all an important part of her life, and she loved spending time with them. She moved to a 55-and-older apartment complex several years ago and had the time of her life. Many times, she told us she was having so much fun with her best friends, Norma and Bobbie. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, gardening, shopping, watching Husker volleyball and football games, and spending time with her family and friends. We will miss her dearly.