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Shirlene French

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By The Staff

Shirlene French, 72, died October 13, 2008, at her home in Warsaw. She was the widow of former Circuit Clerk and Gallatin County Sheriff, Charles “Chick” French. Together they owned and operated Moon River Restaurant and the Brown Hotel in the 1960s. She was later employed by Square D Corporation, from which she retired. She was a member of Paint Lick Baptist Church, and she is known for her kindness and generosity.

She is survived by her five children, Denny (Shirley) French, Kenny (Terri) French, Randy (Sharri) French, Gena (Jeff) Noell, and Charles E. French, all of Warsaw; 13 grandchildren, Kaycee (Brian) Thompson, Kyle (Kristina) French, Kendall French, Erin Giles, Courtney French, Alex French, Rebecca French, Hannah French, Ashley (Donald) Taylor, Ethan Noell, Cody Noell, Jake French, and Samantha French; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held October 17, 2008, at Paint Lick Baptist Church. Pallbearers were Jerry Alexander, Jake French, Kendall French, Kyle French, Cody Noell, Ethan Noell, Donald Taylor and Brian Thompson. Honorary pallbearers were Wayne Caldwell, Bobby Groves, Gary Groves, Allen Sampson, Sam Sanders and Bernard Wash.

Memorials are suggested to the Paint Lick Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.