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Lynn Vorhoff Bares

October 27, 1938 ~ September 16, 2020

ERATH — A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, September 21, 2020 at Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church in Erath honoring the life of Claire “Lynn” Vorhoff Bares, 81, who died Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at her residence. She will be laid to rest at St. Mary Magdalen Cemetery with Fr. Andre Metrejean officiating the services. Pallbearers will be Bill Pipes, Will Pipes, Mark Pipes, Ted Drott, Ricky Bernard and Girard Bernard. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Stephen Brier and James Bares.
Lynn was a homebound Eucharistic Minister, an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion and lector for 35 years. In 2018, she was awarded the Bishop’s award for her dedicated service. She was a member of the Cursillo Movement and served as coordinator with the Abbeville Ultreya facilitator. For over 20 years she served as a member and leader of Come Lord Jesus program. Member of the Lay Carmelites, professed  Ordo Carmelitarum Discalceatorum Saecularis (OCDS) and of the community. Lynn was devoted to Mary and the Holy Trinity.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Allen M. Bares, Sr.; son, Kenneth Bares and his wife, Melissa; two daughters, Claire Pipes and her husband, Bill, and Brenda Bares; and grandchildren, Stephen Michael Brier, William Conrad Pipes, Mark Coleman Pipes, Rachel Claire Pipes, Amy Ann Bares, James Allen Bares and Drema Elizabeth Lynn Bares.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James Conrad Vorhoff, Jr. and the former Mildred Bourque; son, Allen Bares, Jr.; and brother, James Conrad Vorhoff, III.
The family requests that visiting hours be observed at Pope John Paul II Parish Hall, 700 S. Broadway St., Erath, on Monday, September 21, 2020 from 9:00 AM until 12:45 PM when the procession will depart for the church.
Condolences may be sent to the family at
All funeral arrangements are being conducted by Vincent Funeral Home of Abbeville, (337) 893-4661.


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