Henry Allen French, 79, passed away Thursday morning at Putnam County Hospital in Greencastle, IN. He was born February 26, 1933 in Crawfordsville, IN to Ralph and Zosta “Alleen” (Morrison) French (deceased). As a veteran, Henry was a member of the Greencastle Moose Lodge, American Legion, and a lifetime member of the V.F.W. After receiving a purple heart for his service as an Army medic during the Korean War, he married his wife; Darlene (Cline) French in 1955 she survives. They were married 57 years. Together they had four children, and a dog, Sossie, Mark A French, of Greencastle, Trina K. Snyder of Greencastle, Carla M. Buttery and husband Fred of Russelville, and Elizabeth A. “Beth” Short and husband Donnie of Greencastle. All are surviving. Henry was a grandfather to eight grandchildren, Fred Buttery., Billy Cox, Shauna French, Slone Short, Travis Short, and Chad Buttery, Brandon Buttery, and Nathan French. He had twenty-one great grandchildren. Henry was one of eight children. He is survived by Raymond French and wife Carol of Waveland IN, Donnie French and wife Diedra of Lake Holiday, Beverly (French) Sanders and husband Bill of Kingman, Peggy (French) Ferrand, and husband Kenneth of Sebring FL. He was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister, Richard “Dickie” French, Dennis French, and Patricia “Pat” (French) Waltz. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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