May Ola Ohmer Barras

May 17, 1934 — November 29, 2011

A Mass of Christian burial will be held Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Patterson for May Ola Ohmer Barras, 77, a native of Labadieville, former longtime resident of Bayou Vista and a resident of Patterson for the past 20 years, who passed away Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at 11:06 a.m. at Teche Regional Medical Center. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery. Father Angelo Cremaldi will officiate the services.

Survivors include her two sons, Don Barras and his wife Jane of Berwick, and Larry Barras and his wife Darlene of Patterson; four grandchildren, Chad Barras, Casey Kowatch and her husband Tom, Sabrina Barras, and Lelia Barras; one great-granddaughter, Alexia Barras; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ignace “Joe” Barras; her parents, George Ohmer Sr. and Florence Ohmer; and five siblings, Dorothy “Toot” David, Irving “Bozo” Ohmer Sr., Doris Lombas Eschedor, Gerald Ohmer Sr. and George Ohmer Jr.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at St. Joseph Catholic Church from 8 a.m. until Mass time.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation for the exceptional care given by the staff over the past 20 years while she was a resident at Patterson Healthcare Center. They have truly been a blessing!

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary Inc., 1111 Lia St., Patterson, LA 985-395-7873.

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