Mary Gay Kennedy Barnes

Rayne - Funeral services will be held at Gossen Funeral Home Chapel, Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. for Mary Gay Kennedy Barnes, 78 who died Sunday, April 10, 2011 in Courtyard Manor Nursing Home, Lafayette, LA..

Interment will be in the Rayne Cemetery Inc., Rayne, LA.

Surviving are one son, Monte Richard and wife Sara of Scott, one grandson, Monte Richard II of Lafayette, one granddaughter, Brandy Richard Cusimano of Covington, three great-grandchildren, Kasi Barbier, Kadin Richard, Koral Richard, three sisters, Ged Gueno of Rayne, Arline Tyner of Rayne, Pat Kennedy of St. Rose, LA, two brothers, Bill Kennedy and wife Betty Lou of Jennings, Gus Kennedy and wife Verna of Pasadena, TX.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Barnes, one daughter, Cynthia Ann Richard, parents, Clovis Kennedy, Sr. and Odette Dudus Kennedy, one brother, Clovis "Toot" Kennedy, Jr..

She was born Tuesday, June 28, 1932 in Rayne, LA, daughter of the late Clovis Kennedy, Sr. and the late Odette Dubus Kennedy.

She was a member of Eastern Star and past Worthy Matron.

Friends will be received at Gossen Funeral Home, Inc., Rayne, LA. Monday, April 11, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, April 12, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. until service.

Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at

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

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