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Joyce A. French 1935 - 2012

POSTED March 25, 2012 9:29 a.m.

AUGUSTA — Joyce A. French, 76, Augusta, died March 22 at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. She was born on April 15, 1935, in Ponca City, Okla., the daughter of Anthony G. and Ruth P. Casteel Brizendine. On Aug. 14, 1954, she married Lyle D. French in Eureka. He preceded her in death on Nov. 27, 1982. She graduated from Eureka High School and then attended Emporia Teachers College. She worked as a secretary and a bookkeeper.
Joyce loved KU basketball and was a very loving mother and grandmother. 
Survivors include her daughter Debbie Niedens and husband Mike, Great Bend; three sons, Brett French and wife Roberta, Augusta, Kerry French, Wichita, and Bart French, Augusta; eight grandchildren, Adam Niedens, Cassie Niedens, Aubrey French, Jake French, Kristy Riggs, Jason French, Jessica Oliver and Sam French; 10 great-grandchildren; and a brother and his wife Jerry and Jeanine Brizendine, Wichita.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, at the Towanda cemetery in Towanda. Memorials to her memory for the American Cancer Society or the El Dorado First Christian Church may be left with Carlson Funeral Home, El Dorado, which is in charge of the services.
Memories to the family can be sent to
Funeral arrangements provided by
Carlson Funeral Home*
200 S. Star
El Dorado, KS 67042
(316) 321-1657
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, March 25, 2012


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