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Shirley E. French

d. November 28, 2018

Andover, Ohio - Shirley Elizabeth French, age 84, died on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. She was born on January, 23, 1934, in Youngstown, Ohio a daughter of Mildred Frances (Bair) and Russell Glen Mock. Shirley was a 1951 graduate of Rayen High School of Youngstown and a 1956 graduate of Youngstown Hospital of Nursing. On December 29, 1956 she married Myron D. “Mike” French. She was a registered nurse and Director of Nursing for the former Charlotte Village Nursing Home of Rock Creek, Ohio, the Geneva Nursing Home, Heather Hill Nursing Home of Chardon, Ohio and retired from the former Miller’s Nursing Home of Andover. Shirley was a longtime Andover resident and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Andover, where she was active in helping with the soup pantry’s lunches. She was also a member of the Covered Bridge Chapter No. 591 Order of Eastern Star in Rock Creek, Ohio. Shirley enjoyed playing Bridge and Pinochle as well as reading, shopping with QVC, cooking, knitting and drawing. Most of all she loved to spend time with her family, and friends, enjoying her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Shirley is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of fifty-one years, Mike French; a sister, Nancy New and a brother, R. John Mock. Survivors include two daughters, Samantha L. (Greg) Brown of Bristolville, Ohio and Heidi E. French of Chardon, Ohio; a son, Mike R. French of Andover, Ohio; three grandchildren, Adam (Allison) Brown of Rootstown, Ohio, Jacob (Molly) Brown of Charolette, Michigan and Nick Brown of Westlake, Ohio and four great grandchildren, Benjamin, Noah, Hannah and Grace. The family would like to give a special thanks to Sheryl McGann and Donna Bilek who went above and beyond. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Noon at the First United Methodist Church, 181 South Main Street, Andover, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Women, PO Box 207, Andover, OH 44003. Arrangements handled by Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service of Andover, with a guestbook available for fond memories or condolences at

Service Information


Maple Grove Cemetery

Andover OH


Saturday, January 19 2019
12:00 PM

First United Methodist Church of Andover
181 S. Main St.
Andover OH 44003

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