1919 - 2014 Marie Benoit Ivy Champagne, 94, of Groves, TX passed away Friday, August 1, 2014. Marie was born in Anse St. Clair, Lafayette Parish, LA to Severin and Armandtine Mathieu Benoit and lived in Lafayette the early part of her life. She married Benjamin Franklin Ivy in 1937. They resided in Grand Couteau and Opelousas until he passed away in 1939 from a brief illness. Marie married Amedee Homer Champagne, Jr. in 1942 and they moved to Groves in 1946. They celebrated 55 years of marriage before he passed away in 1997. Marie resided in Groves for 68 years and raised 3 children. She loved spending time with her family, cooking, crocheting, keeping up with current affairs, working word puzzles and an occasional trip to the casino. Marie was preceded in death by her parents; brother Lanny Benoit; sisters Irene Huval and Elma Guidry. She is survived by her daughter Nathalie Hallmark and Dale of Beaumont; son Darrel Champagne and Kathryn of Groves; son Lonnie Champagne of Houston; grandchildren Melissa Born of Groves, Terry Champagne of Groves, Darrel Champagne, Jr. and Adriane of Nederland; great grandchildren Sean and Sydnie Born, Emily and Jake Champagne. The family wishes to express their thanks to the staff of Summer Place Nursing Home and Rehabilitation in Beaumont and Gentiva Hospice for their love and excellent care of our mother during the short time she was with them. The family will receive friends Monday, August 4, 2014 from 5:00pm -8:00pm at Grammier- Oberle Funeral Home with the Rosary recited at 6:00pm. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 10:00am in the Chapel of Grammier- Oberle Funeral Home. Rite of Committal to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Aug. 4, 2014