Mrs. French passed away early Tuesday morning October 27,
2009 at Bay Regional Medical
Center. Age 83 years.
She was born January 4, 1926 in Bay
City and has been residing in Essexville with her son; Rex daughter-in-law; Vera and grandson; Rex. She was a member of Peoples
retired from Bay Regional Medical
Center as a cook. Evelyn enjoyed crocheting and playing cards.
She is survived by three children and their spouses; Judy
and Joseph Vajda, John and Pat French Jr. and Rex and Vera French all of
Essexville, ten grandchildren; Troy, James, Jay, Tina, Ranae, Thomas, Rex,
Krystal, Cindy and Jason, seventeen great grandchildren, one sister; Doris
Stiles of Flint, one brother; Lyle Woodruff of West Virginia and many nieces
and nephews. She was predeceased by her
husband; John L. French Sr., two brothers; Clarence and Roy Woodruff and four
sisters; Virginia Dowdy, Lilly Mae Woodruff, Bonnie Mauck and Lorraine Lowery.
Funeral Services will take place Friday, October 30, 2009 at
11:00 a.m. at Peoples
Baptist Church. Officiating will be Rev. Daniel R. Hester
with interment following in Elm
Cemetery. Friends may call at the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. on Wednesday from 6:00 to
9:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m.. Mrs. French will be taken to the church on
Friday to lie in state from 10:00 a.m. and until the time of services. Memorial
cards for the American Heart Association or the donorís favorite charity will
be available at the funeral home.