Elmyra L. Barker
July 21, 1939  -  October 11, 2017

Elmyra L. Barker

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LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Krotz Springs
239 8th Street
Krotz Springs, LA  70750
Saturday, October 14, 2017
10:00 ALL NIGHT - service time
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First Baptist Church Krotz Springs
740 Front St.
Krotz Springs, LA  70750
Sunday, October 15, 2017
2:00 p.m.
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First Baptist Church Cemetery
740 Front St.
Krotz Springs, LA  70750
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Krotz Springs – Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 15, 2017 for Elmyra L. Barker at First Baptist Church in Krotz Springs. Brother Chad Bolfa will officiate the services. Burial will follow at the First Baptist Church Cemetery.

Ms. Barker, age 78 and resident of Krotz Springs, passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.

Elmyra loved to read the Bible. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A loving mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother, Elmyra will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her sons, Charlie Gautreaux and wife, D.J., Tim Goutro and wife, Kathy and Nathan Goutro and wife, Marlyn; daughter, Myra Elizabeth Deville; brothers, Allan Gilbert and Don Simmons; nieces, Elsie and Linda; 14 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elsie and Harvey Gilbert; sister, Mary Hayes; son, Foster Goutro, Jr.; father, Donovan Simmons; and brother, Henry Simmons.

Visitation will be held at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Krotz Springs on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. and continue all night until 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 15, 2017.

Pallbearers will be Nathan Goutro, Jr., Foster Goutro, III, Tim Elvin Goutro, Spencer Fontenot, Bryce Fournerat and Tim Elvin Goutro, Jr.

Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at www.lafondardoin.com

LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Krotz Springs, 239 8th Street, Krotz Springs, LA (337) 942-2638 has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.


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  1. Amber Micka
    Monroe, LA

    We knew Myra when she worked at Cannatellas years ago. I always enjoyed talking with her there . She was such a nice lady. Our sympathy goes out to the family. May God comfort you and help you through this difficult time. Psalm 119:76

  2. Billy Majors Family
    Melville, LA

    Our prayers go out to you and your family.

  3. Emma Gay Bertrand
    Melville, LA

    Such a sweet and friendly lady. So sorry for your loss Nathan, Liz, Bro Foster and Gabby and all the family. God comfort and be with you now and the days ahead. Love and Prayers

  4. Ann clum
    Port barre, LA

    God bless this lovely family. We will miss aunt Myra. Love and forever missed . Love ya Ann

  5. Cathy Fournerat

    So sorry for your loss. She will be greatly missed. Love y’all

  6. Dolores Sanders
    Krotz Springs, LA

    I'm going to miss her so much. She always had a smile for me, and baby ed me.I left her a cross on front porch and walked around my yard for flowers blooming and there weren't many but cut what I had and put on porch. She would always compliment me on yard and flowers so I left a few of them. Goodbye Ms Myra. Sleep well.

  7. Maria Campbell
    Noblesville, IN

    My heart is so heavy yet happy at the same time. She was such a loving, caring, happy soul who will be greatly missed. I'm sad I will not be able to make it to say my final goodbyes, but I'm happy knowing she knows my love for her and we will meet again one day!

  8. Janice Borel
    Breaux Bridge, LA

    My heart is sad on the loss of this gem.I worked with Myra at the mobile and we became very close.myra was one of a kind. God how she loved her children and grandchildren.I am from Melville but I only knew her daughter and Foster jr. but from talking to her I felt I knew her son's.Myra had strong faith in God , and there is no doubt she will walk around heaven until we all meet again.She will live on in my and so many people's heart.Be Strong.I know this is a pain like no other but time heals all wounds but nothing will take away your wonderful memories..Gone but never ever forgotten.

  9. Arleen C. Doucet
    Opelousas, LA

    My deepest sympathies to the Goutro family. Please know that all of you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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