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“Barb you will be sorely missed. You always had a smile, you always had a kind word, and your laugh was contagious. May your spirit fall on all of...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: J Hampton - Wabash, IN

“Phillip Todd Metz What does one say....mothers mother....always there love eternal....mom I love you and as the breathe i have I will be here for you...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: PTodd Metz French - Auburn, IN

“I am thinking of all of you ”
3 of 22 | Posted by: Kathy Brothers - moorhead, IA

“Jennifer and family, We are very sorry to hear of the loss of your Grandmother, Our thoughts are with you and your family, with love. Kara and...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Kara and Claude Valentine - IN

“Dear Becky and family - We are so sorry for your loss, and sorry we couldn't be there to just give you a hug. Barb was always so nice to us, and...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Ben and Diane Vice - Auburn, IN

“To Rebecca Metz and family we are all sorry for your loss ”
6 of 22 | Posted by: Maintenance team armour-eckrich - IN

“Message for Rebecca Metz and family Im very sorry for your loss if you need anything feel free to call you are in my prayers. ”
7 of 22 | Posted by: Bill Hoffman - peru, IN

“TO MY Grandma french I am sorry for me not being able to make it to you funeral, but you know I Love You Grandma and I will remember all the fun...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Lea Noland - Peru, IN

“Grandma, I know you are in a better place now. I just wanted to let you know I love and miss you very much. Always in my heart and mind. <3 Hugs and...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Kasey Brubaker - Wabash, IN

“frenches I am so sorry that thus happened but you know that barb is in heaven with God and you will see hear again may GOD be with you all my prays...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: cinnamon martin - warrington, IN

“To the French family, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother.You will be in our thoughts and prayers. ”
11 of 22 | Posted by: Darrell & Jenny Richardson - IN

“It breaks my heart to hear of your moms passing. I know from her faith, she is in a better place. Still; that only lessens the grief. I will never...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Albert French Jr. - Gorham, NH

“I JUST WANT EACH OF YOU TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE ALL IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. MAY GOD GIVE EACH OF YOU THE STRENGTH AND COMFORT YOU ARE GOING TO NEED...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Debbie(Castle)Craig - Wabash, IN

“Dear Mark, Marcia & Family... Sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I remember her living on W.Canal Street not far from the Honeywell Center. She...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Ronald L. Osborne - Wabash, IN

“To Donna, Ida and John And Barbara's Children Life may take us in different directions; but, we always remwember those we grew up loving Luv...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Bert - Crossville, TN

“Mike, I am so sorry for your loss, for the girls too and your families loss. Take care of you. Mindy ”
16 of 22 | Posted by: Melinda Slaughter - Fishers, IN

“thoughts and prayers to my family, aunt Barb will be miss by us all, I want to thank you Aunt Barb for laughing at all my jokes... I love you!! ”
17 of 22 | Posted by: Albert Diane Pliett - fort Wayne, IN

“Please know how very much Aunt Barb will be missed by all of us. She was a remarkable lady. Always very strong and she took great pride in her family...Read More »
18 of 22 | Posted by: Tammy, Keith & Logan Pensinger - VA

“Jerry, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. We will keep you in our hearts and prayers during this difficult time. ”
19 of 22 | Posted by: Phil and Cheryl Prater - Wabash, IN

“Your family is in our prayers. ”
20 of 22 | Posted by: Pastor Jeff Cole - Nashville, TN

“To all the French family, Sorry to hear about your mother, and grand-mother to some of you passing away. I know what it feels like to lose your...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: J. Webb - Wabash, IN

“Barb will be missed dearly by all of us. She was an amazing women. She is with Frenchie now walking the streets of gold with her Lord. Will be...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: Mike & Rhonda Daniel - Wabash, IN


Barbara Ellen French, 74, of Wabash, died at 3:33 p.m., Monday, March 5, 2012 at Wabash County Hospital. She was born April 19, 1937 in Wabash to Donald L. and Bertha (Baker) Pearson. Barbara married Richard "Frenchie" French on December 31, 1972 in Wabash. He died April 23, 2007. Barbara worked at Ford Meter Box in Wabash 10 years, and part time at the Honeywell Center/YMCA 12 years. She was a former member of Emmanuel Freewill Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading and spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was also captain of T.O.P.S. and a former district manager. She is survived by 6 children, Rebecca Sue Metz, Marcia (Rick) Harrison, Richard (Arleen) French, Jerry (Cindy) French, Mark (Wendy) French, and James M. French, all of Wabash; 18 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Donna (Dan) Hall of Columbus, Indiana and Ida Perry of Wabash; brother, John Pearson of Columbia City, Indiana. Funeral services will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Rick Harrison officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 4-8 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home.

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