Clara French

Clara F. French, age 92, of Troy, passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at St. John’s Mercy Hospital in Washington, MO.

She was born on April 8, 1928, in Overland, MO, the daughter of the late Joe and Alma (Kittrel) Meidel.

She married Robert H. French on November 24,1977. He preceded her in death on April 19, 2001.

Clara is survived by four daughters, Terry Wheeler of Granite City, Kathy Klotz of East Alton, IL, Michele French-Petro and her husband, Mark, of Villa Ridge, MO, Catherine “Kitty” E. Burkhart and her husband, Steve, of Liverpool, TX; one son, Tracy French of Troy, IL; eleven grandchildren, Toshia , Bobby, Savannah (Cory) , Alex, Brandi, Jason (Kate), Mike (Bailey), Josh (Jenna), Tori, John “E.L,”  (Eden) and Jennifer (Mark); 14 great-grandchildren, other extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons, Charles E. Wright, Robert French, Jr., and a brother, Albert.

Clara worked as a supervisor at Grant’s Department Store. She was a member at Friedens-United Church of Christ in Troy, IL. She enjoyed bowling with her traveling bowling league up until she was 85. She also enjoyed knitting and Bingo, and spending time with her standard poodle dog, Sugar.

A visitation will be held on Friday, November 13, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Weber & Rodney Funeral Home in Edwardsville. The funeral service will immediately follow at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 13, 2020 with Rev. Tim Harrison presiding. Interment will follow at Glen Carbon City Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at

Weber Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements

1 Comment

  1. Anonymous on December 4, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    My Mom Clara, was a wonderful women with a lot of pride. She had a beautiful funeral service surrounded by her family who loves her very much. R.I.P momma, we will miss you deeply. We love you so much. Even though the obit had not mentioned Little Michelle know, Michelle was there with us, she was heart broken as we all were. Miss you already, love you Mom.❤️🙏

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