Ann Helen Churchman

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 30, 2010

“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” Psalms 116:15. Ann Helen Volmer Churchman, 85, passed away peacefully Friday night, October 29, 2010, in Welsh, at the home of one of her daughters.

Ann was born August 28, 1925, in Keyapaha, South Dakota, and was happily married to the late Clarence Richard Churchman for 58 years. Clarence and Ann were married in Sante Fe, New Mexico, and lived in Harrison, Ark. a few years before moving to
Rosepine, Louisiana in 1948. She was truly an Angel on Earth and exhibited unconditional positive regard for everyone.

Ann is survived by: six children and their spouses-Bill and Peggy Churchman of Rosepine, Janet Churchman and
Greg Langlois of Baton Rouge, Jim and Sandra Churchman of Baton Rouge, Mary Churchman and Terry Greene of Olive Branch, Miss., Teresa Churchman and Keith Daniel of Welsh, and Joe and Tracey Churchman of Lake Charles; 19 grandchildren, many with
spouses- Shannon Churchman and Brian “Dude” Breaux of Rosepine, Bryan and Kerri Churchman of Rosepine, Nikki Churchman and Ryan Gibson of Lecompte, Lauren Churchman and Matthew Courtland of Monroe, Erik Churchman of Rosepine, Kristen Langlois and
Brian Johnson of Baton Rouge, Ryan Langlois of Baton Rouge, Michael and Suzane Churchman of Birmingham, Ala., Jason and Kaycie Churchman of Portage, Mich., Danny and Michelle Churchman of Cordova, Tenn., Terry Greene, Jr. of Memphis, Tenn., Michelle
Greene of Memphis, Tenn., Jennifer Greene and John Michael Ledbetter of Jackson, Tenn., and Suzanne “Suzie,” Mark, Matthew, and Kelly Daniel of Welsh; Tyler and Collin Churchman of Lake Charles; and 15 great-grandchildren-Kaity and Luke Breaux,
Connor Churchman, Samantha and Kristin Johnson all of Rosepine; Patrick and Toran Gibson of Lecompte, Devyn, Alexandra and Austin of Baton Rouge; Jacob and Hope Churchman of Birmingham, Ala., Jackson Churchman of Portage, Mich., Jackson Foster of
Mountain Home, Ark., and LillyAnn Greene of Memphis, Tenn.; and two additional great-grandchildren “on the way”.

Ann is also survived by her sister, Gretchen Volmer Lee of Hansville, Wash.; her brother, Carl John Volmer and
wife, Diane, of West Richland, Wash.; sisters-in-law,
Treva “Pat” Churchman Perry of Lake Charles, and Diana Churchman of Lake Charles; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Carl and Madeline Churchman of Lake Charles, and Fred and Nova
Churchman of Baton Rouge; and 34 nieces and nephews, and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Richard Churchman; parents, Kathleen Bernice Kinney and Leo Henry Volmer of
Richland, Wash.; father-
in-law and mother-in-law, Joseph Lee and Hilda Woodward Churchman of Rosepine; brother, Quentin Leo Volmer, and sister-in-law, Susan Volmer of Seattle, Wash.; sister, Teresa Volmer Vowels, and brother-in-law, Lee
Vowels of Richland, Wash.; brother-in-law, Bill Lee of Hansville, Wash.; brother-in-law, Joseph E. Churchman, Sr. and sister-in-law, Mary Dees Churchman of Lake Charles; brother-in-law, John Lee Churchman of Rosepine; and brother-in-law, L.A. “Zanny”
Perry of Lake Charles.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons: Bryan and Erik Churchman; Ryan Langlois; Michael, Jason, and Danny Churchman; Terry Greene, Jr.; Mark and Matthew Daniel; and, Tyler and Collin Churchman.

Visitation will be from 2 PM to 8 PM Sunday at Labby Memorial Funeral Home in DeRidder. A rosary and Scripture Service led by Father Danny Torres will be recited at 7 PM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Monday afternoon at St.
Joseph’s Catholic Church in DeRidder. Burial will be in Lewis Cemetery, DeRidder. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church Alter Society or to the American Cancer Society.