Ville Platte- It is with great sadness that the family of Mrs. Kathleen A. Reed, age 88, of Ville Platte announces her passing. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Ardoin's Funeral Home of Ville Platte. Visitation will resume Monday from 8:00 AM until time of service. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 11:00 AM, with Monsignor Russell Harrington officiating. A rosary will be prayed at 6:00 PM on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Ardoin's Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest at Evangeline Memorial Park Cemetery.
Kathleen, or "Kitty" as she was known by many of her friends, touched countless lives in the community by her work as a public health nurse at the Evangeline Parish Health Unit. She began her career as a RN after graduating from Touro Infirmary College in New Orleans. After a more than 30-year career as a nurse, including time serving as Director of Nurses, Mrs. Kitty retired from the health unit. This mother of 5 enjoyed sewing, crocheting and other crafts. After many years of creating everything from school uniforms to home décor, Mrs. Kitty's retirement dream job came to fruition as Owner and Operator of "The Craft Warehouse".
Her devotion to family was apparent every day. This is where she left her legacy of faith in God, service to others and love for all. She set a high standard and great example as she cared for the ill, infirm and newly born family members. When speaking with Mrs. Kitty, it was apparent that her children and grandchildren were the lift of her life.
Kitty is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Eugene Reed (Wap), her parents, Oscar J. Andrepont and Carrie T. Andrepont and her siblings, Blanche A. Perio, Doris Rita Andrepont and Yves Clary Andrepont.
Her memories will live on through her family. She is survived by five daughters, 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Kitty and Wap's children include: Barbara Claudet (Rene), Rita Williams, Carol Reed (Janice Prejean), Brenda Joubert (Jessie) and Jackie Cassidy (Ashley).
Kitty's family would like to extend a special thanks to Donna Perrodin, Delores Tezano, Marie Goodwin and Jane Dupre.
Family and friends may view the online obituary and/or leave condolences for the family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.
Ardoin's Funeral Home in Ville Platte is in charge of arrangements.