Effie Lou French, age 86, passed away on November 14, 2010 in Indianapolis. She will be forever loved and missed by her sister Nancy Burton, Children-James and his wife Kim Hage, Pam and her husband Ron Sentman, George and his wife Terri Hage; Step-son-Doug and his wife Paula French; Grandchildren-Brian (Kelly), Paul (Sarah), Keith (Krista), Stephen, Tim, Christina (Jacob Stilabower), Andrew, and Jeremy Hage and Brian and Matt King; Great Granddaughters-Aleasa and Lila; Nephew-Brad (Marilyn) Burton; and Niece-Cindy (Willis) Ross.
Effie Crawford was born in Princeton, Indiana on October 23, 1924. She graduated from Princeton High School in 1942 and attended Anderson University where she majored in education. She subsequently attended Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing and became an RN in 1948. She started her nursing career at Cook County Hospital’s Infectious Disease Unit, Chicago and in 1961 became Director of Nursing at Gibson General Hospital in Princeton. She retired in 1984.
Effie loved to cook, was a voracious reader, and enjoyed playing bridge and working crossword puzzles.
She was preceded in death by her parents James and Isabel (Weisgerber) Crawford, husband of 23 years George “Barney” French and brother Hubert Crawford.
All who knew and loved Effie are invited to Colvin Funeral Home, Princeton, Indiana on Saturday, November 20, 2010 for the visitation and funeral service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital (www.stjude.org) or the American Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.org).
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