Sharon Lea French, 78, a longtime resident of Wilson County, most recently of Fredonia, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 at her son’s home in League City, Texas. She was born July 23, 1934 in Wichita, the daughter of Albert F. and Hazel E. Peace Hooper. She was a graduate of North High School in Wichita. Sharon spent most of her adult life as a wife, mother and homemaker. Among her jobs was at Johnson’s General Store in Fredonia.
On Dec. 26, 1955 in Wichita, Sharon was united in marriage to Henry Eugene French. He preceded her in death May 22, 1999.
Sharon was a member of the Southern Baptist Church in Fredonia.
Survivors include a son, Kenneth French of League City, Texas; three daughters, Tina King of Fall River, Lori French of Fredonia, Jill Malone of Fall River; four brothers Kenneth Hooper of Conroe, Texas, James Hooper of Broken Arrow, Okla., Richard Hooper of Butler, Mo., Thomas Hooper of Overland Park; a sister, Kathy Diehl-Shores of Bedford, Texas; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 at Timmons Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Weakley Cemetery, near New Albany. The family will receive friends 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials have been established in Sharon’s name with the American Cancer Society and the American Diabetes Association and can be left with Timmons Funeral Home, PO Box 168, Fredonia, KS, 66736. Family condolences may be left at www.timmonsfuneralhome.com