John Warren Richard

Rayne - Funeral services were held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Saturday, December 27, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. for John Warren Richard, 80, who died Tuesday, December 23, 2008 in American Legion Hospital in Crowley.

Interment was in the St. Joseph Cemetery #2, Rayne.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Louise Mae Simon Richard of Rayne; son, Fred Richard and wife Jan of Rayne; son, Larry Richard of Rayne; son, Jonathan Richard of Rayne; daughter, Gail Burnet and Billy of Golden Meadow, nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruby Huber, of Beaumont, Texas, and Ira “Bubba” Smith, of Lafayette.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathryn Yvonne Calliotte; parents, Claude Richard and Nuna Mae Carmouch Richard; and one sister, Janell Stewart.

He was born Friday, September 14, 1928, in Rayne.

A rosary was recited at 4:00 p.m. Friday.

Friends were received Friday, December 26, 2008, from 12:00 noon until 10:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 27, 2008, from 8:00 a.m. until services at the at the Gossen Funeral Home, Inc.

Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at

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

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