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“So sorry to hear of the death of Nema. I knew her well at the Franklin Post Office. I have fond memories of out trip to our sister city in Reunion...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Sarah Belle Minor - Thibodaux, LA

“My prayers and thoughts are with you David , such a sad time ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Gertrude N ODonnell - Crowley, LA

“David and family, we are so sorry for your loss. God bless all of you and keep you strong. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Gwen and Pat Jolet - Broussard, LA

“May she rest in peace. Prayers for her and praying for strength for the family. Our deepest condolences. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Joel & Tracey Kelone & family - LA

“Nema was my sister-in-law for many years. And over those years that grew into a very special friendship. We talked on the phone almost every day. I...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Gloria Boutte - New iberia, LA

“David, I am saddened to hear of Nema's passing. Feels like I have known her forever being she worked at the Post Office with my Dad for so many years...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Tammy Segura Himel - Franklin, LA

“Nema, as I see the news of your passing on facebook, I am in shock. I am so very sorry to see this...I know you are now reunited with the love of...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Lisa Dantin - Charenton, LA

“Offering our deepest condolences and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. May Mrs. Nema rest in God's eternal peace and may our...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: the staff of Ibert's Mortuary - LA


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Adeline "Nema" Hanks Trautman passed away at the age of 72 on Friday, May 19, 2017, at Iberia Medical Center. She was born in Crowley, LA on September 23, 1944 to the late Ellis Abshire and the late Gladys Meaux Abshire. Nema was a longtime employee of the United States Postal Service, Franklin Post Office, where she worked until having to retire due to health problems. Nema really enjoyed fishing with her husband David, being around her grandchildren, and the companionship of her beloved fur-baby, Jolie.

She is survived by her son, Bobby Thibodeaux and wife Janet and their children and grandchildren; her brother, Russell Abshire and wife Donnella and their children; and her sister, Elsie Hebert and her children.

Those she leaves to cherish her memory also include her loving husband of 27 years, David Lindsey Trautman; son, Lindsey Jude Trautman and wife Kisha, daughter, Alicia Beth Trautman and companion Trent Boudreaux; son, Kalem David Trautman and wife Quisha; brother-in-law, Carol Boutte and wife Gloria; brother-in-law, Alfred Trautman Jr. and wife Sally; sister-in-law, Barbara Arton; and brother-in-law, Glynn Trautman and wife Ida.

In addition to her parents, Ellis and Gladys, she was preceded in death by her son, Durwood Reeves Hanks; sister, Esterlou Abshire; father-in-law, Alfred Trautman; mother-in-law, Dorothy Trautman; brother-in-law, Louis Arton Sr.; nephews, Louis Arton Jr. and Ellis Abshire; and grandson, Chase Martin.

A very special thanks to the grandchildren, Jude David Trautman, Sye Tobias Boutte, Braylee Nikole Boutte, Abigail Elise Trautman, Emery Klaire Derise, Gavyn Trautman, Kelton Trautman, Cora Adams, Sarae Smith, Trent Franks, and Carlee Martin for filling Nema's life with love and excitement.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Tuesday at Ibert's Mortuary in Franklin from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. and again Wednesday morning from 8:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 10:00 a.m. She will be laid to rest in the Franklin Cemetery Mausoleum. Father Cedric Sonnier will conduct the services. Serving as pallbearers will be Glynn Trautman, Lindsey Trautman, Jude Trautman, Sye Boutte, Kalem Trautman, and Alfred Trautman Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Darrell Prince, Gary Durocher, Gavyn Trautman, Kelton Trautman, and Trent Boudreaux.

Family and friends may view the obituary and express their condolences online by visiting www.iberts.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert's Mortuary, Inc., 1007 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538, (337) 828-5426.