Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana


March 17, 2014

Virginia M. French, 70

Virginia M. French, 70, Terre Haute, formerly of Batesville, died Friday, March 14, 2014. 

Born March 23, 1943, in Batesville, she was the daughter of Marjorie (Young) and Edward Moenter. She was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary and former member of St. Louis Catholic Church. Ginny owned and operated French’s Meat Locker, Batesville, for 20 years before retiring in 1998.

Ginny loved being outdoors doing yardwork and tending to her flower beds. Blessed with a green thumb, each summer her yard would come alive with a wave of colors admired by all. That tidiness carried over to the inside of the house, too, as her children indicated that Ginny was very meticulous about keeping a clean house. She loved animals, and over the years had several birds and dogs that were all special to her. Her family recalled Mom doing quite a bit of sewing in her younger years and making many of their clothes. She was also a good cook, and they always looked forward to her Easter dinners. Faith was important to Ginny, too. She was very devout to the Blessed Mother and Our Lady of Lourdes.

She is survived by daughters Tina Wautelet, Terre Haute, and Sonya Fischmer, Batesville; son Edward French, Greensburg; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son Nelson French Jr.

Visitation is Tuesday, March 18, from 4-7 p.m. at Weigel Funeral Home, with a rosary service at 7 p.m. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, at St. Louis Church with the Rev. Alan Hirt, OFM, officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family requests memorials to Phi Beta Psi Sorority Cancer Research Fund or Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

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