Anna Winkler French

Date of Birth: 11/21/1926
Date of Death: 02/01/2012


            Anna Winkler French, 87, widow of James French, died early Friday, February 1, 2013, at the Central Baptist Hospital, in Lexington, KY.
            Mrs. French was born November 21, 1925, the daughter of the late Alfred and Martha French Winkler, in Estill Co., KY. She was a member of Speedwell Christian Church. Mrs. French loved bowling in the Women’s Bowling League, in which she participated many years. She bowled competitively for both the Early Birds and the Galaxy Girls.
            Mrs. French is survived by two sons Ronnie French and Danny French, both of Richmond; one daughter Velma Cruse (Fletcher), Berea; two brothers: Alfred Winkler, Liberty, IN, and Jennings Winkler, Brownsville, IN; two sisters: Ruth Bogie, Franklin, OH, and Margaret Richardson, Miamisburg, OH; six grandchildren: Brian Cruse, Eric Cruse (Barb), Shella Cobb (Chris), Travis French (Christy), Brandon French (Tabitha), and Annjanette Matthews (Randall); seven great-grandchildren: Caleb, Forde, Kinsey, Rachael, Dakota, Laura Mae, and Nicholas; and four step great-grandchildren: John, Cara, Morgan, and Tabin, Randall, Jr., and several nieces and nephews.
            In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son: Donald French; one brother: Vernon Winkler; and one sister: Geneva Hisle.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 AM, Monday, February 4, 2013, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, with Bro. Dennis Pasley and Bro. Maurice Dula officiating. Burial will follow in Madison County Memorial Gardens.
            Visitation will be 5-8 PM, Sunday, February 3, 2013, at the funeral home.
Mrs. French’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers will be John Maupin, Jimmy Chrisman, Larry Chrisman, Bob Berryman, John Kay, Mike French, and Gary Roop.
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