Patricia A. Kuhns

Patricia A. Kuhns, 90, died peacefully on Saturday, July 8, 2023. She was born in Linn County, Oregon. Patricia graduated high school and enlisted in the Women’s Army Corporation (WACs) in 1951. She met the love of her life at Fort Eustis, VA, Ivan Eugene Kuhns, whom she married on July 10, 1952. Patricia retired from Hampton Roads Sanitation District after 35 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan Kuhns; parents Fred and Minnie Niggli; three brothers and six sisters.

Patricia is survived by two daughters, Sharon and husband Larry Ricker of Powhatan, VA, and Connie and husband Wayne Barlow of Yorktown, VA; two grandchildren, Kari Forden of Powhatan, VA, and Chad Barlow of Poquoson, VA; and great-grandson Aaron Forden; two sisters, Sharon Payne and husband Richard, and Nancy Burks of Oregon; two sisters-in-law, Atlas Kuhns of Florida, and Sharlene Niggli of Orgeon; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home on Friday, July 14, 2023. The graveside service will occur on Saturday, July 15, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Peninsula Memorial Park, officiated by Rev. Dr. Michael Condrey.

In place of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity in memory of Patricia.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.


  1. Susan & Carl Harris

    My Aunt Pat was a wonderfully loving person who will be sorely missed. She loved to cross-stitch and had some absolutely beautiful work. Aunt Pat, you will always hold a special place in my heart.

  2. Beth moire

    So sorry for your loss, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Take comfort in your wonderful memories.

  3. Robert Kimsey

    Pat and I worked together for many years. During that time she taught me many things and became a true friend. She will be missed, but never forgotten. Her family was everything to her and she always talked about Chad and his baseball playing.

    Sharon and Connie your loss is also our loss. Pat was truly a good person and my memories will always be of those years in Downtown Newport News on 28th street.

  4. Carolyn Smith

    Pat was a treasured member of the Riverside volunteer sewing ladies for 12 years and served over 2250 hours. She will be greatly missed but her legacy lives on through all the stuffed animals donated to each child at Riverside.
    Carolyn Smith, Director of Volunteers

  5. inga wade

    Praying that for every lonely thought, 10 wonderful memories surface to give you heart. Sending you Peace, Love and Joy

  6. Sherry Jeffries

    Connie and family, I am so very sorry for the loss of your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Sending hugs and prayers ♥️

  7. Jo Phillips Wood

    My parents, Anne & Benoy Phillips, were friends many years ago with Pat & Ivan when we lived in Newport News.. Our families enjoyed lots of good times together. I’m so sorry to hear of her passing. Hope all the good memories will bring lots of smiles.

  8. Stephanie Douglas

    Dearest Sharon & Larry, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending love & hugs to you both during this difficult time. Keeping you in my prayers.

  9. Cathy and Steve Hudgins

    So sorry for your loss, Connie. Your mom was a very impressive and special woman. Our prayers are with you and your family during this sad and difficult time.

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