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Clemence Klumpp

April 15, 1926 — June 27, 2020

VILLE PLATTE – Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Ardoin’s Funeral Home in Ville Platte on Friday, July 3, 2020, for Clemence Klumpp, 94, who passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2020 in Ville Platte, LA surrounded by her loving family.

Reverend Wayne Holston, Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, will conduct funeral services.

Burial will take place in Vandenberg Cemetery.

Clemence Klumpp was born on April 15, 1926 in Iota, LA to John and Edalie Craeder Klumpp. Clemence was a resident of Ville Platte.  She was a childcare provider for many years.  She was well loved and remembered by all the children she cared for. She prepared them all very well for school. Clemence was an awesome cook and loved to bake. Her roast rice and gravy were a family favorite.  She made all of her cakes and candy from scratch. Family life was important to her, and her family was always her top priority. Her family meant the world to her and she loved them immensely. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by those that knew her.

Clemence is survived by her daughters, Connie Finnegan and Brenda Thrasher; sisters, Rena Courville; grandchildren, Scott Richard, Monica Robinson and husband Robert, Eric Fontenot and wife Virginia, Angela Nunez and husband Ronald, Jessica Fontenot, Misty Holston, Johnathon Holston, Jade Mays, Jared Mays, and Jenna Holston; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and care giver, Brenda Deshotel.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Evan “Vin” Fontenot, parents, John and Edalie Klumpp; daughters, Joyce Ricard, Diana Fontenot, Leander Fontenot, and Jackie Ardoin; sons, Donald Fontenot, Larry Fontenot, Brent Fontenot; brothers, John Klumpp, Jr., Frank Klumpp, Jessie Klumpp, Dorson Fontenot, Lawrence Klumpp, Pete Klumpp, Rudolph Klumpp, Ellis Klumpp, Elridge Klumpp, sisters, Annie Blanchard and Lucy Fontenot; granddaughter, April Johnson, and grandson, Keith Richard.

The family requests that visitation be observed at Ardoin’s Funeral Home of Ville Platte on Thursday, July 2, 2020 from 1:00 PM until 8:00 PM.  Visitation will resume on Friday, July 3, 2020 from 9:00 AM until time of service.

Family and friends may view the online obituary and/or leave condolences for the Klumpp family at

Ardoin’s Funeral Home of Ville Platte is in charge of arrangements.

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