Melissa French

Friday, January 14, 2005

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Melissa Jeanie French, 72, of Perryville died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, at her home.

She was born Jan. 19, 1932, at Crosstown, Mo., daughter of Bennett and Minnie Mae Mantz Cashion. She first married Palmer Vinson Oct. 6, 1951. He died Dec. 3, 1971. She and Kenneth French were married July 3, 1982.

French had worked at International Shoe Co. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include a daughter, Debbie Piva of Arnold, Mo.; two stepsons, Calvin French of Fenton, Mo., Gary French of Warren, Mo.; two sisters, Viola Clifton and Evla Johnson of Perryville; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and three sisters.

Friends may call at Young and Sons Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. today, and Saturday from 6:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Matthew Marks officiating. Burial will be in Immanuel Church Cemetery.