Myrle Virginia Hinshaw French | 1920-2017

Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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Myrle Virginia Hinshaw French

Myrle Virginia Hinshaw French, 97, of Decatur died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in Decatur.

Funeral is 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with Gerre Joiner officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.

Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.

Pallbearers are Case French, Stephen French, Dereck Thetford, John Peterson, Gary Prescott and Clinton Null.

Myrle was born Dec. 1, 1920, in Sweetwater to Joseph and Ella (McDaniel) Hinshaw. She married Leslie Ferris French Feb. 28, 1942, in Lebanon, Mo. Myrle retired from Decatur High School where she was a teachers’ aide. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Decatur.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and sisters Ruby Hunter and Fern Jeeter.

She is survived by her sons, Robert Leslie French and wife, Sandra, of Keller and John Allen French and wife, Sandra, of Livingston; grandchildren Stephen W. French of Allen, Stefanie French Peterson of Fort Worth, Kristi French Thetford of Argyle and Case French of Colorado; great-grandchildren Audrey French, Zoey French, Michael Peterson, Addison Thetford and Landon Thetford; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

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