Patricia French

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LOSTANT - Patricia French, 49, of Lostant, Ill., passed away at 1:15 a.m. on Monday, May 6, 2013, at Rosewood in East Peoria.

She was born on Sept. 16, 1963, in Oahu, Hawaii, the daughter of Alfred "Al" and Sarah Martin West. She married Donald French Jr. on April 14, 1997, in Lacon, Ill. He survives.

Also surviving are her parents; four children, Rhianna French of Abingdon, Ill., Donald Lee French of Rutland, Ill., Donald Fred French and Katherine French; both at home; two brothers, James (Joyce) West of Washburn, Ill., and Richard West of Peoria, Ill.; her in-laws, Donald (Jacqueline) French of Varna, Ill.; two sisters-in-law, Dana Wilson of Varna, Ill., and Donna Butikofer of Normal, Ill.; and two grandchildren, Parker and Samantha Black.

Patricia worked as a CNA II at Heartland Health Care in Henry and also helped her husband, Don, with his construction business.

She enjoyed camping, fishing, reading, and playing bingo at the Lacon Legion for a girls' night out.

Her family gives a special thank-you to the staff of Rosewood in East Peoria and Passages Hospice for their wonderful care.

Per her wishes, there will be no services. Cremation rites will be accorded. Lenz Memorial Home in Lacon is assisting the family with their arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Funeral Home
Lenz Memorial Home
823 East 5th Street Lacon, IL 61540
(309) 246-2465
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Published in Peoria Journal Star on May 8, 2013