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Diana Fontenot

February 24, 1949 — March 19, 2022

VILLE PLATTE - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Diana Manuel Fontenot at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Ville Platte, La.  Father Andrew Killeen will celebrate the Mass.  Burial will take place a Gates of Heaven Cemetery.

Diana Manuel Fontenot, 73, passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2022. Dianna was born on February 24, 1949, in Ville Platte, LA to Maurice and Irene Ardoin Manuel. She was a compassionate, loving, and caring wife, mother, and grandmother.  She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family and friends, and she loved and adored her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.  Diana will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Earl Fontenot; two daughters, Tina Fontenot and husband, Scott of Ville Platte and Amanda Kleiman and husband, Seth of Indianapolis, IN; four grandchildren, Tiffany Schexnayder and husband, Vincent of Gonzales, Joshua Fontenot and wife, Skye of Ville Platte, Anna Claire Kleiman of Indianapolis, IN, and Gavin Fontenot Kleiman of Indianapolis, IN; two great grandchildren, Allie Schexnayder and Ava Fontenot; and one brother, Larry Manuel and wife, Kim of Mamou.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Maurice and Irene Ardoin Manuel; sister, Gloria Paret; and three brothers, Burkman Manuel, James Manuel and John Manuel.

Visitation will be held at Ardoin’s Funeral Home of Ville Platte on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, from 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM.  A rosary will be led by Deacon Ben Soileau at 5:00 PM.  Visitation will resume on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, from 8:00 AM until time of service.

Family and friends may send condolences to the family at

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

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