Josette Renee Cubbage, 80, of Burns died Monday, Nov. 19th at Lake Point Living Center. A memorial rosary will be held at 10 a.m. Monday followed by Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church in El Dorado.
Josette Renee Laheurte born March 6, 1932 in Beirut, Lebanon to Frederic and Marie Laheurte, a career officer in the French army who served under General DeGaulle and a homemaker. As a girl she experienced the hardship of WWII in France, and as a young woman living with her family in Bar le Duc, France she attended college and worked as a teletype operator for the local paper. She met Marion Cubbage while he served in the U.S. Army, stationed in France. They married on Sept. 15, 1952 and moved back to Kansas in March of 1953, where they eventually settled in Burns and raised four children. She loved to sing at her church, Immaculate Conception in Burns, where she attended regularly. Josette was called upon often for her calligraphy and was skilled at knitting which she also taught to children in 4-H. She became the beloved chef at Burns Elementary School for over 20 years, known for her smiles, her French accent, and the great food she served to generations of children. She loved to laugh, and loved life.
She is survived by her husband, Marion; their children, Frederic, Pierre, Michelle, Patrick and wife Janice; sister, Francoise Guery; brothers, Daniel and Pascal Laheurte; and grandchildren, Raven, Carly, Clay, Sylvie and Amber.
Memorial has been established with the Burns Library. Contributions may be left at Carlson Funeral Home.