Emeline “Emma” Josephine Lemaire Menard

November 20, 1932 — July 21, 2013

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Ibert’s Mortuary in Patterson for Emeline “Emma” Josephine Lemaire Menard, 80, a native of Kaplan, former longtime resident of Patterson and Houma, and a current resident of Patterson for the past year, who passed away Sunday, July 21, 2013, at the Patterson Health Care Center.

The Rev. Herb Bennerfield will officiate the service. Following funeral services Mrs. Emma will be cremated and a private inurnment will be held at a later date.

Survivors include eight children, Frankie Menard and his wife, Connie, Ricky Menard, Glen Menard and his wife, Vickie, Terry Menard, Loicey Menard and his wife, Catherine, Diana Menard, Leonore Menard and her companion, Henry Patrick, and Betty Joe Menard Kohler and her husband, Matt; two brothers, George Lemaire and his wife, Terry, and Senua Lemaire Jr. and his wife, Royce; one sister, Carrie “Pete” Lemaire Eleazar Doucet and her husband, Charles; 16 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph L. Menard Sr.; and her parents, Senua Lemaire Sr. and Leonore Gaspard Lemaire.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Ibert’s Mortuary, and again Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m.

Family and friends may view the obituary and express their condolences online by visiting www.iberts.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary Inc., 1111 Lia St., Patterson, LA 70392; phone, 985-395-7873.

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