Cecile Louise Leonards

RAYNE - Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Monday, February 6, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. for Cecile Louise Leonards, 63, who died Friday, February 3, 2012 in Lafayette General Medical Center. Father Michael Schatzle, a cousin, will celebrate the Mass and Burial.

Interment will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery #2, Rayne.

Surviving are brother, Father Martin Charles Leonards, pastor of St. Theresa of the Child of Jesus Catholic Church and St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church in Duson; sister, Jane Frances Leonards of Rayne; nephew, Gerhard “Boo” LeBlanc, and his children Hailey, Hudson and Holden LeBlanc of Rayne; niece, Anne LeBlanc Guidry and husband Matthew, and their children Emma, Anna and Sarah Guidry of Rayne; and brother-in-law, Alfred “Popcorn” LeBlanc of Rayne.

She was preceded in death by her parents Gerhard Joseph Leonards and Annie Victoria Schatzle Leonards; one brother, Charles Gerhard Leonards; two sisters, Theresa Ann Leonards LeBlanc and Barbara Mary Leonards.

She was born Wednesday, July 14, 1948 in Rayne, the daughter of the late Gerhard Joseph Leonards and the late Annie Victoria Schatzle Leonards.

She was a native and life long resident of Rayne. Cecile graduated from St. Joseph High School in Rayne and the University of Southwestern Louisiana. She was a retired teacher of the Acadia Parish School Board.

Friends will be received 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday, February 5 and 8 a.m. until time of Serivces, Monday, February, 6, 2012 at Gossen Funeral Home, Inc., Rayne. A Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Sunday evening.

Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at www.gossenfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home, Inc. of Rayne, LA, (337) 334-3141.

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