Meriden - Kathleen DeJohn, 84, wife of the late Daniel DeJohn died on Friday, January 14, 2011 at CT. Baptist Home. She was born September 3, 1926 in Lacompte, Louisiana a daughter of the late Dawn and Myrtle (Blankenship) Little. Kathleen moved to Conn. in August, 1943. She was a dental assistant for Dr. Brick for 18 years and also worked for the State of CT., Dept. of Income Maintenance for 15 years. Kathleen loved to sew and was a member of the First Baptist Church where she had also been a deaconess. She is survived by a son Scott Kuhta and his wife Callie of Meriden, two granddaughters, Leanda and Shannon Kuhta and two great grandsons, Jacob Kuhta and Antonio Reyes. She was predeceased by her first husband William Kuhta and a brother, Douglas Little. A funeral will be held on Monday, January 17, 2011 at 9:30am from the Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden and at 11:00am at the First Baptist Church, 460 Broad St., Meriden. Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, January 16 from 2-5pm.

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  1. Dear members of Kathleen’s family, Kathleen was a member of our sewing family for many years, including just recently when she brought her machine in for a minor problem. We enjoyed her .sew. much for the time we had her and she enriched our lives. From Marilyn, Ron, our son Marc and everyone at Close to Home.

  2. Keith, I am very sorry to hear about your mom. She was a very dear and supportive friend to my mom (Dorothy Curneal). I’m embarrassed to say that I do not go to church as much as I should, however when I did go – your mom never hesitated to make me feel welcome. When I would ask about you and your family, she would light up! I could tell that she was very proud. I know how hard it is when you lose your mom – it has been 16 years since my mom passed and I still miss her dearly. But the memories of how much love she showed everyone shines through! May God bless you and your family and may time make it easier. Sincerely, Laurie Baigert

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