Sept. 1, 1921 ~ April 25, 2013

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday, April 29, 2013, at 11 a.m., at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Centerville for Ruth Thibodaux Chauvin, 91, a native of Franklin and longtime resident of Centerville, who passed away Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 7:29 a.m., at the Franklin Health Care Center. Interment will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery. Father Ruben Primor will be the celebrant for the Mass.

In her earlier years, Mrs. Ruth enjoyed gardening and dancing. She was a member of the Mardi Gras Krewe of Agmarol. Her true passion in life though was her family, treasuring time spent time with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.

Survivors include four children, Peggy C. Jones; Manly S. Chauvin Jr. and his wife, Rhonda; Sandra C. Duval and her husband, Terry; and Summar Chauvin; as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, step grandchildren, step great grandchildren, step great great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Manly S. “Wine” Chauvin Sr.; four children, Gerald Anthony “Jerry” Chauvin, David Joseph Chauvin, Charlene Mary Chauvin and Michael Paul Chauvin; her parents, Emile and Elda Daigle Thibodaux; seven siblings, Clarence Thibodaux, E. J. Thibodaux, Milton Thibodaux, Roy Thibodaux, Harold Thibodaux, Una Poimboeuf and Suzy Thibodaux (infant); and two infant grandchildren, Jeffery and Heath.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Monday at Ibert’s Mortuary in Franklin from 9 a.m. until time of dismissal at 10:30 a.m.

Serving as pallbearers will be Walter Pete Jones, Christian Chauvin, Kenneth Saintes, James Saintes, Derrick Saintes and Zachary Saintes. Honorary pallbearers will be Josh Gentry, Kevin Duval, Justin Jones, Slade Lopez, Dylan Lopez, and Slade Saintes.

Family and friends may view the obituary and express their condolences online by visiting

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary, Inc. of Franklin.

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