Thelma Read


Thelma Earline Read, 78, of Kountze, passed away Saturday, October 9, 2021. She was born in Kountze to Thelma Carroll Ripka and Walter Ripka Sr.

Survivors include her son, Joe David Read Sr. of Porter and Robert Read and wife Claudette of Vidor; siblings, Mary Swearingen, Margaret Mangum, and Walter Ripka Jr.; and seven grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary in Silsbee.





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