Jeanne French(1926 - 2012)

Jeanne L. French
Mount Carmel, IL
Jeanne L. French, 86, of Mt. Carmel, IL; passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at Wabash General Hospital, Mt. Carmel, IL. She was born on June 18, 1926 in St. Francisville, IL; the daughter of James W. and Vera G. (Corrie) Laughlin. She married Colonel Uel W. French, USA (Ret.) on June 25, 1944 in St. Francisville, IL and he preceded her in death. Jeanne retired from nursing and she has worked at Wabash General Hospital, Shurteff, and Oakview Heights Continuous Care and Rehab. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of St. Francisville in Illinois, Reviewers Matinee, Study Club, and Retired Officers Association Auxiliary. Jeanne was also a huge Wabash Valley College Warriors Basketball fan. She is survived by children, James W. (Gwynne) French of Dakota, IL, Susan (Gregory) Bussell of Hartsville, S.C., Nancy O'Meara of Al Buraimi, Oman, Sally (Roger) Paulson of Memphis, TN, and Joanna (Jim) McDonald of Mt. Carmel, IL; brother, George W. Laughlin of New Johnsonville, TN; 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents, James and Vera Laughlin; husband, Col. Uel French; and son, Joseph E. French. Visitation will be from 6-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Short Funeral Home, Mt. Carmel, IL. Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 16, 2012 at the chapel of Short Funeral Home with burial following the service at Highland Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Carmel, IL. Memorial contributions may be made to WVC Basketball Program, or , or Youth-In-Action in Mt. Carmel, IL. Condolences may be made online at www.short-cunninghamfh.com.


Published in Courier Press on Nov. 14, 2012