OBITUARY

Kathleen Marie Rabalais

October 29, 1942July 6, 2019

Kathleen Marie Smith Rabalais died on July 6, 2019. She was born in El Dorado, AR, on October 29, 1942, to the late Richard T. and Marie Swilley Smith, and lived most of her life there. Kathleen, gifted musician, served many years as an organist and co-owner of Rabalais and Company Pipe Organs. She held a master’s in social work and loved the children she worked with.

Kathleen is survived by her husband of 58 years, Louis Rabalais Jr., her daughter, Andrea Petrosh and son-in-law Michael of Bossier City; son, Louis Rabalais III and his wife Barbara of Bossier City; grandson, Michael Petrosh III of Orlando, FL; granddaughter, Lauren Petrosh of Bossier City; and grandson, Christian Rabalais of Shreveport. Other survivors include her brother, Richard Smith and his wife Sue of Covington, LA; sister-in-law, Gala Rabalais Gerber of Houston, TX; and nieces and nephews from both sides of her family.

Services for Kathleen will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 22, 2019, at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in El Dorado, AR. The family will receive guests in the church Parish Hall following the service.

Memorials may be made to the William C. Teague and Donald L. Smith Choir Scholarship at St. Mark’s Cathedral, 908 Rutherford St., Shreveport, LA 71104, or St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 512 Champagnolle Rd., El Dorado, AR 71730.

  • FAMILY

  • Louis Rabalais Jr., Husband
  • Andrea Petrosh and husband Michael, Daughter
  • Louis Rabalais, III and wife Barbara, Son
  • Michael Petrosh, III, Grandson
  • Christian Rabalais, Grandson
  • Richard Smith and wife Sue, Brother
  • Gala Rabalais Gerber, Sister-in-law
  • As well as nieces and nephews.

Services

22 July

Memorial Service

2:00 pm

St. Mary's Episcopal Church

512 Champagnolle Rd.
El Dorado, Arkansas 71730

22 July

Post Service Receiving of Guests

St. Mary's Episcopal Church

Parish Hall

512 Champagnolle Rd.
El Dorado, Arkansas 71730

Memories

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Sarah Griffin

July 18, 2019

There will always be an emptiness in my heart without her. Love you Kathleen very much. Sending condolences to your family.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY