Lee Funeral Home

11840 Highway 90, Little River, SC


Rita Mary Cullen

June 20, 1942June 10, 2019

North Myrtle Beach

Rita Mary Cullen, 76, died June 10, 2019 at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center.

Born on June 20, 1942 in New Albany, PA, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Helen Becraft Cullen. She graduated from St. Basil’s High School in Dushore, PA in 1960. From there she went to Washington, DC and had an illustrious career working for the United States Government, and was a proud civil servant. She retired after more than 30 years, and settled in North Myrtle Beach, SC.

Ms. Cullen is survived by her sisters Katharine Yavorski, Helen-Marie Cooil (Basil), Jeanie Dennie, brothers Thomas Cullen (Debra), David Cullen, her nieces Marie Simone (Joseph), Karen Semone (Charles), Michele Gandhi (Manthan), Julianne Yavorski and nephews John Yavorski, Stephen Yavorski (Kimberly), Matthew Cullen, Andrew Cullen and several great nieces and nephews, as well as loving friends Pat Seaman, Jennifer and Wayne Huggins and Andrea and Wayne Cozlin, and many more too numerous to list. She was pre deceased by her sister Eileen Cullen, brothers in law Edward Yavorski and Joseph Dennie.

Rita enjoyed golf and cherished her “Wild Women” group of friends. She loved her pets dearly. She will be remembered for her capacity for fun, kindness, her quick wit and humor. She enjoyed life to the fullest. She was the best friend and will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

A funeral Mass for Rita's sister, Eileen Cullen, will be held Saturday, June 29 at 11 am at St. Basil's Catholic Church, Dushore, PA, at which time Rita will also be remembered. Arrangements for Eileen Cullen are under the direction of P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water Street, Dushore, PA.

A guestbook is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.

Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.


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Betty Kranstuber

June 21, 2019

Rita brought laughter and joy wherever she was. We miss her greatly and send our condolences to her family and close friends.