Funeral rites set for Jo Cart, 85

Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Saturday, June 11, 2011, at 9:30 a.m. for Lillian “Jo” Cart, 85, who died Thursday, June 9, 2011, in Lafayette General Medical Center Hospital.

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

Surviving are three sons, Robert “Bob” Cart and wife, Deanna, of Irvine, CA, Walter “Tommy” Cart and wife, Patsy, of Rayne, John “Boo” Cart of Baton Rouge; one sister, Betty Callen and husband, Eldon, of Tucson, AZ; three grandchildren, Scott Cart of Oklahoma City, OK, Cristin Cart of Tustin, CA, Kimberly Summers and, husband, Dan of Long Beach, CA; and one great-grandchild, Chloe Plunkett of Tustin, CA.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Cart, Sr., and parents, Walter Johantgen and Ruth Roberts Johantgen.

She was born Monday, May 17, 1926, in Geary, OK, daughter of the late Walter Johantgen and the late Ruth Roberts Johantgen.

Mrs. Jo was retired publisher and editor of the Rayne Indepenent newspaper in Rayne for 43 years.

A rosary will be recited Friday, June 10, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. at Gossen Funeral Home.

Friends will be received at Gossen Funeral Home, Inc., Rayne, Friday, June 10, 2011, from 2:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 11, 2011, from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m..

Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at

Arrangements are entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home, Inc. of Rayne.

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