Kathleen Marie (McCracken) Rivera

November 12, 1946March 31, 2018

Kathleen Marie McCracken Rivera, 71, of Harrisonburg passed away at her home on March 31, 2018.

She was born on November 12, 1946 in Wyckoff, NJ, and was the daughter of the late Alexander and Emma McCracken.

Kathleen was a member of Harrisonburg Baptist Church. She loved shopping, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.

On October 17, 1973 she married Roberto “Bob” Rivera, who preceded her in death on September 19, 2017.

She is survived by a daughter, Katie M. Ritchie and husband, Buddie, of Rockingham; two grandchildren, Patrick and Madelynne Ritchie; a sister Sandra Shotmeyer and husband, Charles, of Franklin Lakes, NJ; and a brother, Kevin McCracken of New Jersey.

A graveside service will be held 10:30 am, Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Woodbine Cemetery with Pastor Mark Mays officiating. There will be no visitation.

Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg is handling arrangements and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting


  • Katie M. Ritchie, Daughter
  • Buddie Ritchie, Son-in-law
  • Patrick Ritchie, Grandchild
  • Madelynne Ritchie, Grandchild
  • Sandra Shotmeyer, Sister
  • Charles Shotmeyer, Brother-in-law
  • Kevin McCracken, Brother
  • Roberto "Bob" Rivera, Husband
  • Emma McCracken, Mother
  • Alexander McCracken, Father


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Kathleen Marie (McCracken) Rivera

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Steve Nielsen

April 5, 2018

I am sorry for your loss. Prayers and Condolences for your family. I have not seen Kathy since visiting her and Bob in Puerto Rico with Kevin back in 1974.

Chuck & Darlene Shotmeyer

April 4, 2018

Dear Katie, Buddie and Family - our prayers and sympathy are with you all.