July 10, 1933-Nov. 16, 2017

A funeral service for Mrs. Lavane Rachal was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home with Father John Cunningham officiating. Burial followed at Rachal Cemetery in Marco.

Lavane Rachal, 84, passed away Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, in Natchitoches. She was born July 10, 1933, to Levy and Lucille Lodrigue in Marco.

She was a homemaker and took great pride in providing for her husband and children. In 1999, Lavane was honored with the LA Nursing Home Association Volunteer of the Year award. She was selected over 320 applicants statewide for her tireless work at the Heritage Manor Nursing Home.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert Rachal; and a sister, Rita Hernandez.

She is survived by her children, Kevin Rachal of Natchitoches, Ronald Rachal of Pineville, Rodney Rachal of Pineville and Jill Holmon of Fairview Alpha; granddaughter, Emily Holman; and siblings, Romonia Lodrigue, Gayle Hodges, Tony Lodrigue and John Lodrigue.