French, age 89 of Chesterton, passed away on January 5, 2016.
She was born on
June 8, 1926 in Chicago, IL, to William and Adalaide Murphy, both of whom
preceded her in death.
In October of 1944,
in Chicago, she married Charles French, who preceded her in death in 1993.
Betty is survived
by her daughter, Linda Miller of Leesburg, FL, her sons-in-law, Evan Miller
Jr. and Tom Prust, her grandchildren: Evan Miller III, Tom Prust and
Elizabeth Miller; five great-grandchildren, her brother, Joe Murphy, and her
sister, Mary Suda.
She is also
preceded in death by her daughter, Susan Prust in 2012, her grandson,
William Prust in 2012, one brother and three sisters.
Betty was a
longtime member of Saint Patrick Catholic Church. She was a tireless worker
for Saint Patrick Church and school for sixty years, having taught many
generations. After retirement from Saint Patrick’s School, she worked in the
Duneland schools and was fondly remembered as Bailly school librarian.
will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2016, at 11 a.m., at Saint Patrick
Catholic Church, 638 North Calumet Road, Chesterton, with Father James Meade
The family will
receive friends for a memorial visitation on Friday, January 15, 2016 from 4
until 8 p.m. at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South 2nd Street, Chesterton.
may be given to Saint Mary of the Woods College, St. Mary of the Woods, IN,
47876, or to a family violence shelter, The Haven of Lake and Sumter
Counties, 2600 South Street, Leesburg, FL, 34748.
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