Merlise Bearb Clement

Rayne - Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Friday, September 9, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. for Merlise Bearb Clement, 80 who died Tuesday, September 6, 2011 in Lafayette General Medical Center Hospital in Lafayette, LA.

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

Surviving are her husband, Norris Clement of Rayne, two daughters, Barbara Richard and husband Ronald of Rayne, JoAnn Monte and husband Steve of Judice, five grandchildren, Scotty Richard, Ron Richard, Tonya Monte, Kendall Monte and Kellie Roy, seven great grandchildren, Ezra Richard, Raeanne Richard, Evan Richard, Kylie Richard, Paxton Gayon, Zach Richard and Catilyn Richard, one great great grandchild, Skye Richard, one brother, Sabre Bearb of Starks, LA, godchild, Thelma Domingue.

She was preceded in death by parents, Asa Bearb and Anita Stutes Bearb, one bother, Curtis Bearb, one grandson, Matthew Richard, one great great grandchild, Layla Monte Robertson.

She was born Thursday, February 12, 1931 in Acadia Parish, LA, Daughter of the late Asa Bearb and the late Anita Stutes Bearb.

She was a member of the Ladies Altar Society with St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rayne and also was a good Samaritians with St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rayne.

A rosary will be recited Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 7:00 p.m..

Friends will be received at Gossen Funeral Home, Inc., Rayne, LA. Thursday, September 8, 2011 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday, September 9, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m..

Pallbearers will be Scotty Richard, Ron Richard, Kendall Monte, Steven Roy, Nita McCall and Kermit Guidry.

Special Thanks to Hospice of Acadiana, and her nurse Kari Willis Spittle, Lafayette General Medical Center 7th floor staff, and her sitters, Janet Dickerson, Martha Jones and Tina Savoie.

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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