Rena Mary Lanclos

Published 11:09 pm Saturday, February 20, 2016

Rena Mary Lanclos, 88, of Groves, Texas passed away in her home on Friday, February 19, 2016 following a brief illness.

Rena was born January 21, 1928 in Welsh, Louisiana to Artlus and Aumee Stroder.  She was married to Jean Lanclos on September 27, 1946 and they moved to Port Arthur, Texas where they would raise their eight children. Jean and Rena were married for 61 years.

Rena was a former member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Port Arthur and a member of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Groves. She was well known for her extraordinary seamstress skills, her service in PTA groups and the love of her children.

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Rena was preceded in death by her husband, Jean M. Lanclos, and her son Dennis Lanclos.

Survivors include her children, Bill Lanclos and his wife Becky of Georgetown, Pat Harlow and her husband Robert “Kayo” of Port Neches, Ricky Lanclos and his wife Keli of Nederland, Nita Lynd of Kyle, Greg Lanclos and his wife Elly of Port Arthur, Melanie McGee and her husband Craig of Nederland, Kim Fowler and her husband Dwayne of The Woodlands; her only surviving sister, Lou Anne Romero of Groves; sixteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be Sunday, February 21, 2016 from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. with a 5:00 p.m. Rosary at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 22, 2016 at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Groves with Reverend J. C. Coon officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

A very special thanks to her caretakers for the last 2 ½ years, Sandy Johnson, Mary Hall, and Jill Bowen.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, 2049 Taft Avenue, Groves, Texas  7761