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Patricia Palfrey Stiel
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    805 First Street
    PO Box 95
    Franklin, LA 70538

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“Dear Don,Tracey,Hal and TonyaWe are so sorry to learn of the loss of your lovely Mom. Our love and prayers are with you and your entire family. ”
1 of 16 | Posted by: Albert and Susan Aparicio - LA

“I am so for sorry for the loss of this wonderful, fun lady. She will be missed by all that knew her. Lifting all f you in my prayers. ”
2 of 16 | Posted by: Tana Thibodaux - Centerville

“I am so sorry for your loss. Pat was always one of my favorites she was such a great lady. She will be missed. ”
3 of 16 | Posted by: Cheri Trowbridge - Youngsville, LA

“Dear Tonya, Hal and family members,Craig and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy on the loss of Miss Pat. She was a beautiful lady always...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Peggy Landry - Franklin, LA

“To the Stiel FamilyMay God give you peace and comfort at this time of sorrow.So sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose a loved one in death...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: C S - Baton Rouge, LA

“Was saddened to learn about Pat's passing away. We were friends and roommates from long ago at Camp Waldemar when we placed second in a tennis...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Carolyn Wilbert Thibaut

“To the Stiel's. My heart goes out to y'all. Your mom and I had a special bond all of my life. She was one of my main supporters when I was called to...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Rev. Susan Pugh - Franklin, LA

“My sympathy goes out to the Stiel family on the passing of their mother. She will be sadly missed. I pray that God's love will give you all comfort...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Sarah Belle Minor - Thibodaux, LA

“My thoughts and prayers to the Stiel family. She was a beautiful and compassionate lady who loved her animals. She will be missed. ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: Mariana Titus - Santa Barbara, CA

“Dear Hal, Tonya and familyThinking of you and praying for your comfort during this difficult time.Randall and Juli Bonaventure ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Juli Bonaventure - Sunshine, LA

“My condolences to all. A peaceful end of a long, active life, Yet, I shed tears and smiles of a time gone by growing up with all of you, the cocktail...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Katherine Bacala - Franklin, LA

“So sorry to hear of Stiel's passing. Prayers for all of the family! ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Doreen Smith - Warner Robins, GA

“Our sympathies to the family on the passing of a wonderful and gifted lady. ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Lee & Bonnie Mowe - Madisonville, LA

“My deepest sympathy to the Stiel family. May Ms. Pat rest in eternal peace. ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Gary LaHoste - Metairie, LA

“To the Stiel Family: So sorry for your loss. May Mrs. Stiel rest in eternal peace. Keeping her and the family in thoughts and prayers. ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Floyd LeBlanc - Franklin, LA

“Offering our deepest condolences and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. May Ms. Pat rest in God's eternal peace and may our...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: the staff of Ibert's Mortuary - LA

Patricia Palfrey Stiel, 90, a lifelong resident of Franklin, died peacefully at her home on Monday, March 19, 2018. She was born in Franklin, Louisiana, on September 2, 1927.

She is survived by her four children, Elizabeth "Liz" Patterson Stiel McKee, David Harold "Hal" Stiel, III and his wife Tonya, and Donelson "Don" Palfrey Stiel and his wife Tracey, all of Franklin, and Susan Palfrey Stiel Crosby and her husband Harry James Crosby, of Mandeville; her grandchildren, Elizabeth "Beth" Palfrey McKee, Allison Todd Stiel, Sally Palfrey Stiel, Stacey Gates Stiel, Harry James Crosby, Jr., Patricia Crosby Newton, Courtney Crosby Alford, Margaret Linnette Crosby, Caroline Stiel Strohm, Donelson Palfrey Stiel, Jr., Katelyn Murphy Stiel, two step-grandchildren Kennedi Walden and Kameron Walden, and her great grandchildren, Aidan Rose Tyler, Jude Lawrence St. Blanc, Patricia Noel Stiel, Emilia Palfrey Strohm, Susan Stiel Newton, Margaret Tyler Newton, Marshall Arrington Newton, Claire Stiel Crosby and newborn Alford twin girls.

Stiel was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, David Harold Stiel, Jr.; and her parents, Donelson Caffery Palfrey and Edna Elizabeth Patterson Palfrey.

Pallbearers for the funeral are Harry James Crosby, Jr., Donelson Palfrey Stiel, Jr., Kameron Christopher Walden, James K. M. Newton IV, Evan Steele Alford and J. Andrew Strohm.

Honorary pallbearers are Governor M.J. "Mike" Foster, Jr., Dr. Thomas F. Kramer and W. McKerall O'Niell, III.

Special caregivers for Mrs. Stiel were Nadean Carr, Ydell Washington and Floyd Parker.

She was a passionate animal lover and also leaves behind her cats and beloved dogs, Gurl and Boy.

Stiel was a former Regent of the Attakapas Chapter of the Louisiana Society Daughters of the American Revolution, a member of the Society of Mayflower Descendants and National Society of the Colonial Dames of America.

She was a lifelong member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church and served on the Vestry, a charter member of St. Mary Landmarks Society and Franklin Fortnightly III. Stiel was also a member and Past Queen of the Krewe of Sucrose, was a member of the Pink Ladies Auxiliary of Franklin Foundation Hospital and a local Brownie Scout troop leader.

In addition, she was a member of Orleans Club in New Orleans, Franklin Republican Women, active in the Parent Teacher Association (PTA), member of the Duplicate Bridge Club and charter member of ULL Friends of the Humanities.

She was also a graduate of Franklin High School and attended Louisiana State University. While at Louisiana State University, she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity.

Funeral services will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 22, 2018, at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 805 First Street in Franklin, with Rev. Stephen Crawford officiating. The family asks that visiting hours be observed Thursday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time. She will be laid to rest in the Franklin Cemetery.

Remembrances can be made to St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 805 First Street, Franklin, LA 70538, Best Friends Animal Society (, ASPCA ( or to a charity of choice.

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