CROWLEY – A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church for Katherine Anne LaGrange Richard, 68, who died Saturday, July 12, 2008 in Crowley.
Fr. Gary Schexnayder, Pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, will officiate for the services. The family requests visiting hours Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to service time. A rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Woodlawn Mausoleum.
Survivors include her husband, Sam Richard of Crowley; one daughter, Michelle R. Beebe and her husband Sammy of Iota; three sons, Samuel M. Richard and his wife Lisa of Lafayette, Christopher S. Richard and his wife Nadine of Abbeville, Steven G. Richard and his wife Kendra of Crowley; nine grandchildren, Tyler Richard, Jerica Lege, Mark Beebe, Blake Richard, Katie Beebe, Halie Richard, Anne Marie Richard, Christopher Richard, Austin Richard; one sister, Norma LaGrange Weekley of Crowley; one niece, Agnes Patin of Crowley; one nephew, Craig Weekley of Crowley.
Mrs. Richard was preceded in death by her parents, Mayo and Agnes Cormier LaGrange; a nephew, Keith Weekley and a great-nephew, William Paul Weekley.
The pallbearers will be Samuel Richard, Christopher Richard, Steven Richard, Tyler Richard, Mark Beebe, and Craig Weekley.
Honorary pallbearers will be Christopher, Blake, and Austin Richard.
The family extends special thanks and gratitude to, Heart of Hospice of Acadiana for their loving care for Mrs. Richard during her illness.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home.