Rita Kay Partin

Rita Kay Partin

December 11, 1954 - October 1, 2022

Rita Kay Partin departed this life on Saturday, October 1, 2022. She was born on December 11, 1954, in Franklin, North Carolina, to William and Stella Lenoir.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Kristina Jill Partin; her father, William B. Lenoir; her mother, Stella Faye Harris Lenoir; her sister, Deborah Lynn Benfield; and her niece, Deniece Renee Gatewood.  She leaves behind her sister, Jacqueline Lenoir Day (Edford); her brother, Richard Vaughn Lenoir (Teresa); and her sister, Cynthia Renee Lenoir.  She also leaves behind a multitude of nieces, nephews, and many other family and friends to mourn her passing.

Rita was retired from the Kentucky State Park system where she was their retail gift manager.  She also worked for Cracker Barrel as a gift shop manager in Clarksville, TN, Lexington, KY, and Corbin, KY.  While working at Cracker Barrel, she won several awards including “Gift Shop Manager of the Year.”  Rita was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church in Corbin, KY.

Services will be held at Hart Funeral Home on Saturday, October 8, 2022, with visitation beginning at 12:00 P.M. The funeral service will begin at 2:00 P.M., officiated by Bro. Kevin Roach.  Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery.

  • Debra Steagall
    Posted at 12:10h, 04 October Reply

    So sorry for your loss!! Praying for you all, praying for strength and comfort through this difficult time!! God bless you all!!!

  • Denny Liford
    Posted at 17:49h, 04 October Reply

    So sorry for your loss. I remember Rita from school.

  • Nita Harrison Minor
    Posted at 09:28h, 05 October Reply

    So sad losing cousin Rita Kay. I remember all of us playing at Granny and Popaw’s house. Love to all the family.

  • Shelly Wical
    Posted at 21:08h, 05 October Reply

    Rita was an amazing boss and friend.. she touched my heart with stories of her sweet Jill and her baby doggies when I worked for her. She was a strong wonderful women that will be missed by many..

  • Donna Loudermilk
    Posted at 14:07h, 07 October Reply

    The staff at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park would like to extend their heartfelt condolences to Rita’s family. She truly enjoyed supervising the Gift Shop and meeting and greeting the many visitors at the Falls area prior to her retirement.

  • Tammy Eaton
    Posted at 11:15h, 08 October Reply


  • Sandy Johnson
    Posted at 07:35h, 09 October Reply

    So sorry for your family’s loss. I remember Rita when she worked at Cumberland Falls. My Mother Bea worked with Rita.there. I’m sure both my Mother & Ria are hugging each other in Heaven. 🙏❤️

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