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Carol Elaine French, 76, of Hanover, formerly of Kittanning, passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at York Hospital. She was born May 25, 1943 in Adrian to the late Edith (Johns) and Harry Roy French. She was a lifetime member of the Brush Valley Brethren Church, where she has been very active throughout the years.
Carol worked for the National Security Agency for the United States Government for over 30 years, before she retired in 2007. Her job took her to live overseas in at least two different countries. She enjoyed traveling the world. Working as a government civilian, she had the opportunity to visit Japan, England, Germany, France, and Ireland. She loved her church and loved decorating the church for Easter and Christmas. She enjoyed planning the church’s Christmas Tea’s. Carol was one of the original planners of Christstock, a free, nondenominational day of Christian socialization that is held every year in the Kittanning Riverfront Park. She enjoyed Sunday dinners and playing cards with family and friends. Her favorite past time of all, was spending time with her daughter and granddaughter, who were both her pride and joy.
She is survived by her daughter, Adrienne French and granddaughter Olivia Zions both of Hanover, PA; brothers Roy “Edward” (Rose Broscious) French and Pastor Bob (Diane) French both of Kittanning, and sister in law Sue French of Kittanning. She also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews, to whom she was like a second mother to many of them.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Elizabeth French, a sister Gloria Jean Crissman, brother in law Edward “Allen” Crissman, and a brother Andy French .
Friends will be received from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Sunday, June 9, 2019 at the Snyder-Crissman Funeral Home in Kittanning. A memorial service will be held at the Brush Valley Brethren Church on Monday, June 10, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Vincent Edwin officiating.