Rita Delaune Callahan

November 2, 1912 — August 13, 2013

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Patterson for Mrs. Rita Delaune Callahan, 100, a native of Jeanerette and a longtime resident of Patterson, who passed away Tuesday evening, Aug. 13, 2013, at her grandson and granddaughter’s-in-law home in Hammond. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery. Father Herb Bennerfield will officiate the services.

Survivors include three children, J.Y. Callahan of Patterson, Lennis Callahan of Stephensville and Raymond Callahan and his wife, Judy, of Flowery Branch, Ga.; seven grandchildren, Patricia Longman and her husband, Cullen, of Phoenix, Ariz., Matthew Callahan and his wife, Cathy, of Broussard, Kathy Richard and her husband, Shannon, of Patterson, Andrew Callahan and his wife, Grace, of Hammond, Gayle Adams of Bayou Vista, Dana L. Davis and her husband, Scotty, of Berwick, and Jennifer Boudreaux of Bayou Vista; and 20 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Yves S. Callahan; one daughter, Linda L. Callahan; one daughter-in-law, Joycelyn Cook Callahan; her parents, Alphonse and Mary Octavia Delaune; as well as seven siblings.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at Ibert’s Mortuary in Patterson from 6 to 8 p.m. with the rosary being prayed at 7 p.m. Visiting will continue Saturday morning at St. Joseph Catholic Church from 11 a.m. until the time of Mass at 1 p.m.

Serving as pallbearers will be Dustin Adams, Tyler Adams, Matthew Callahan, Andrew Callahan, Elijah Callahan and Luke Callahan.

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Grace Callahan, Mrs. Rita’s granddaughter-in-law, for lovingly caring for Mrs. Rita during her final days.

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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