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Sigal Marie Burdine Bond Kavanaugh Ory

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Services for Sigal Marie Burdine Bond Kavanaugh Ory, age 88, of Ruston will be held Thursday June 9, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Jim Benbrook. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home. Born September 14, 1922 in Springhill, LA. and died June 6, 2011 in Ruston, LA. She was preceded in death by the father of her children, Newton H. Kavanaugh and her second husband, Paul Richard Ory. Sigal attended Hillcrest Elementary and A.E. Phillips High School where she met her future sister-in-law, Linda Kavanaugh Rolf. Sigal was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Ruston. Sigal operated the general store she and Newt owned in Clay until she learned the florist trade under the tutelage of Louise Carter. She worked at The Flower Shop in Monroe and at Bessie’s in Ruston until she purchased that shop. Later she moved to the Baton Rouge area and worked for the LA. Tourist Commission. There she made contacts that led her to Madewood, Laura, and finally Oak Alley Plantation where she worked as a hostess/assistant and met Paul Ory, retired farm manager. She also worked for the LA. Dept of Corrections in St Gabriel supervising trustee inmates landscaping the grounds. Sigal never met a stranger and opened her heart, home, and table to all. She loved people and doing things with unbelievable talents for all kinds of projects. When she returned to Ruston, she worked for the City in landscaping/green thumb area and may be remembered for digging in the dirt. She is survived by her daughter, Lou Taylor of Ruston, her son, Track Kavanaugh and his wife, Faye of Ruston and her son, John Raymond Kavanaugh also of Ruston, granddaughter, Mary Lou K. Oswalt and her husband Brian and great granddaughter, Trystyn; grandson, John Kavanaugh and wife, Rebecca and great granddaughter, Hannah and great grandson Ethan, as well as granddaughter, Christen Kavanaugh. Pallbearers will be Jerry Grigsby, Richard Howell, Ricky Christian, Phil Gordon, Gary Bullock, and Jay Kavanaugh. Memorials may be made to LA Tech University Foundation, Dept. of Ag Science, Horticulture Division, P.O Box 3183, Ruston, LA 71272. Visitation will be held from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM, Thursday, June 9, 2011 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com.

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