J. Kathleen Risko

July 30, 1943 ‒ October 01, 2019

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

J. Kathleen Risko, age 76, of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina formerly of Mount Vernon, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. She was born in Akron, Ohio on July 30, 1943 to the late Frank and Janice (Russell) Aiken.

Kathleen moved to North Myrtle Beach 25 years ago and would come back to the Mount Vernon area a few times a year to visit with family and friends. She loved her Beach, shopping, crossword puzzles, tooling around in her red Mustang, Ohio State Football, Ron’s Pizza, Dirko’s Stromboli’s, and her canine companion Brutus.

Kathleen is survived by her children, Michael (Kathie Dove) Risko, Mark Risko, Deb (Richard D’Eredita) Risko, Susan (Clint) Workman; grandchildren, Ashlee (Aaron), Victoria, Isabelle, Lane, Allie, Gillian, Jeremy, Genevieve, Jackson, Anthony; a brother, Mark Aiken; a sister, Bonnie Crum; several nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents, Kathleen is preceded in death by her brother, John Aiken.

A celebration of life service will take place on Sunday, October 13, 2019 beginning at 3 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 200 North Main Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Knox County Humane Society or St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville, Ohio.

To view this obituary or leave the family a memory, visit: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of J. Kathleen Risko.

  • God Bless your family and keep them strong as He welcomes you home. My son was Blessed to marry your grand-daughter, who adored you. May you Rest in Peace and live on in the memories of all your loved ones. God Bless.

  • I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Love to all of you

  • So sad to read this news. Such a nice person she will be truly missed. Our sincere condolences to her family.