Claudia "Pat" Laverne O'Rear went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, August 23, 2014 at the age of 82. She was a native of Port Arthur, Texas and a resident of Baton Rouge where she retired as a librarian with the EBR school system. She is survived by her husband, Bennie M. O'Rear; a daughter, Katheleen O. Brune; a son, Ronald Monroe O'Rear and wife Shirley Sharkey O'Rear; 4 grandchildren, Christopher Edward Brune, Nicholas Monroe Brune and wife Emily, Benjamin Joseph O'Rear and wife Alicia and Rebecca Nicole O'Rear Vickers and husband Ross; 6 Great-granddaughters, Melodi Lowery, Olivia O'Rear, Averi Vickers, Claire O'Rear and twins Adelaide O'Rear and Eloise O'Rear, a sister, Barbara Soileau of Woodville, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward Maxwell and Rachel Laverne Miller Pessarra and a son-in-law, Michael E Brune. Memaw loved reading a great book but watching her grandchildren and then her great-grandchildren play on her favorite Florida beach was priceless. Your children, grandchildren and great-granddaughters thank you for those golden memories. Memaw the way you carried yourself was an inspiration to us all and your service to Christ and your family will not soon be forgotten. A Family Memorial Service will be at Broadmoor United Methodist Church, Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 11:00 am conducted by Rev. Ken Carroll. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Baton Rouge Food Bank.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Aug. 25 to Aug. 26, 2014