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Ruby Deshotel

October 10, 1929 — February 11, 2021



IOTA~It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that the family of Ruby D. Deshotel announces her passing on Thursday, February 11, 2021 in the comfort of her home with loving family by her side at the age of 91. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Iota. Burial will follow in the Miller Cove Cemetery with Father Jude Thierry, Celebrant.

Ruby retired after working ten years at the Iota State School. Ruby loved her family dearly and loved to make people happy.  She opened her home to many, whether being a cooked meal or a place to stay.  A very outgoing person and a very giving person who catered to others.  Her last days Chasity, Maylee and Prestley kept her very alert. She was a devoted, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend who will be missed dearly by all who knew her. She leaves behind six children, Earline LaCombe and husband, Robert and Loraine Nichols and husband, Louis all of Tee Mamou, Martha Spitzer of Jennings, Linda Gale Roy of Iota,  Cheryl Ann Miller and husband, Murray of Marrero and Preston Mark Deshotel of Millerville; the joys of her life, her nineteen grandchildren, Chasity McDermott, Destany Deshotel, Vickie Lynn Fontenot, Craig Leger, Louis Nichols, Jr., Jamie Fontenot, Lolita Wittge, Libby Ridenour, Paul Roy, Maegen Guidry, Quinten, Slade, Sandon, Gavin and Victoria Miller, Angie Foreman and Robert Foreman, Jr.; twenty three great grandchildren, and one great grandchild; as well as nieces, nephews, extended family and countless friends.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband of sixty-nine years, Rufus Deshotel, son, Bobby Dale Deshotel ;  daughter, Juanita Faye Forman; grandson, Mitchell Roy; her parents, Dolzia and Lucille Hebert Doget; sons-n-law, Robert Foreman and Leonard Roy.

At the request of the family, visitation will be held at Ardoin’s Funeral Home in Iota on Sunday, February 14th from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm and again on Thursday, February 18th from 8am until time of services. A Rosary will be recited at 5:00pm on Sunday.

Family and friends may view this obituary and sign the guestbook at

Ardoin’s Funeral Home of Iota, 840 Howard Street, (337)779-3083 is in charge of arrangements.

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