Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 7, 2007

Linda Esko departed this earthly life on Friday, May 25, 2007 at Kindred Hospital of New Orleans, La. Beloved daughter of Vivian Braxton of Mt. Airy, La., loving wife of Lester &#8220Peter” Esko Sr. of LaPlace, La., mother of Shannon Morris, Lester Esko Jr., Linwood Esko, all of LaPlace, La. and the late Syndonna Morris, sister of Vergie Watkins, Horace Morris Jr., Judy Robinson, Shelia Buyard, Georgianna Fobb, George Braxton Jr., Bobby Braxton and the late Hilton Morris and Tim Braxton. Also survived by eight grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Relatives and friends of the family, also pastors, officers and members of St. Mark Baptist Church of Mt. Airy, La. and all neighboring churches are invited to attend the funeral services on Saturday, June 2, 2007 at 11 a.m. at the St. Mark Baptist Church, 132 Marquez St., Mt. Airy, La. Rev. Oscar Nelson Sr. will be officiating. Interment will be in Zion Travelers Cemetary of Lion, La. Visitation will be at the above named church from 9 a.m. until service time. No viewing will be held after the service. Bardell’s Mortuary of Mt. Airy, La. is in charge. For information, contact 985-535-6837.


Kliebert, Agnes &#8220Ruby” Roussel, born on January 21, 1926 and died June 3, 2007. A resident of Paulina, Louisiana. Preceded in death by her husband Judge Thomas J. Kliebert, her parents Hypolite and Ophelia Kilburn Roussel, Jr.; two brothers, Laurie and Lawrence Roussel; five sisters, Myrtle R. Brignac, Effie R. Roussel, Beulah R. Poche, Georgina R. Barre’, Enola R. Poche; and one great grandchild Mathew Peters. Survived by her five children, Gwendolyn K. Hankenhof, wife of Robert Hankenhof, Jr.; Sharon K. Deroche, wife of Gerald Deroche; Judge Thomas J. Kliebert, Jr., husband of Mary S. Kliebert: Cynthia K. Meyer, Wife of Randy Meyer; and Jane K. Poche, wife of Robbie Poche. Also survived by grandchildren, Dr. Robert Hankenhof, III, Michael Deroche, Ginger D. Peters, Katherine M. Kliebert, Nicole A. Kliebert, Thomas J. Kliebert, III, Erin M. Meyer, Allison M. Meyer, Lauren M. Meyer, Robbie Poche, Elizabeth P. Garza, and Brandon Poche and eleven great grandchildren.

Visitation at St. Michael’s Church, Convent, Louisiana beginning at 8:30 am with a mass following at 10:00 am celebrated by Reverend Frank Uter. Interment to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Michael’s Church Restoration Fund, P.O. Box 129, Paulina, LA 70763.

Funeral arrangements by Rose Lynn Funeral Services, Lutcher, LA.