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6th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
French Funeral Home held their 6th annual Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 12, 2014 in the field north of Lawson – Miller Chapel. There were over 3000 candy filled eggs and a grand prize for each age group. The grand prize winner for ages 0-4 years old was Kohlson Long. Kohlson is 2 years old and is the son of Michelle and Bobby Long. Kohlson won a Little Tikes Sandy Lagoon Water Table. The grand prize winner for ages 5-8 was Ava Goins. Ava is 6 years old and is the daughter of Kevin and Christina Goins. Ava won a Razor Power Scooter. The grand prize winner for ages 9-12 was Chloe Clark. Chloe is the daughter of Alan and Valerie Clark. Chloe won a DVD player and 3 DVDS
Meet Our Staff
Susie French, CFSP
I am a wife, mom, sister, Gaga, aunt, nurse, friend, and a funeral director — it is difficult to separate me from my profession. I became a funeral director in 1995, completing an associate’s degree in mortuary science from Vincennes University. We also opened French Funeral Home in May 1995.
I grew up in West Terre Haute and graduated from West Vigo High School, class of 1976. I then attended Indiana State University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in nursing, class of 1980. I loved being a nurse and taking care of patients and their families. Today, I still feel like that is what I do: take care of patients after death and guide their families in the beginning of their personal grief walk. Helping a family create a tribute for their loved one is just one step in their grief journey.
Chuck and I were married May 11, 1985. We have a marriage that has endured many peaks and valleys, and I am happy to say that he is “my best friend.” Our favorite time of the day is our evening talk about the day’s events and what to plan for tomorrow. We are proud parents of Nick French, Justin Garzolini, Katie French, and Shelby French. We are in the middle of an ever-expanding family! The addition of daughters-in-law, an approaching son-in-law, and grandchildren makes our life complete!
Our family has learned over the years that their parents work a lot! Sunday dinners may have to change at the last minute and vacations may be postponed, but that is just the way we have to be. We care for the families of Clay County and the surrounding communities, and sometimes our own families must adjust to changes. Change is a constant in our lives, just as our love for our family is a constant.