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Janie Wehmann French

Janie Wehmann French
Dec. 11, 1939 ~ Sept. 13, 2021

Janie W. French, beloved mom, and friend to all, peacefully passed away Monday, September 13, 2021, in her home. She was 81 years young.
She was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 11, 1939, to Henry and Janie Wehmann. Janie went to college at Duchesne Residence School. She loved the beach and boating with her family. On November 24, 1962, Janie married her soul mate, Forrest (Jim) French. They were married for 57 years before Jim passed away in 2019.
Janie loved being a wife to Jim, and a mom to her six children. She enjoyed cooking and entertaining and relaxing with friends. She also had a passion for helping others.  She served on Rabbit Fest committee, Ladies of the Knights, Coryell County Child Welfare Board, Coryell County Rainbow Room, Holy Family Ladies Society, Military Affairs, Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce, Metroplex Hospital Board, United Way, Community of Schools, and the Copperas Cove Exchange Club where she received the Golden Deeds Award in 1984. In 1990, for all her service to her community, the Governor of Texas, Bill Clements, awarded her the Yellow Rose of Texas.
She was a wonderful sister, daughter, wife, mother, and her favorite role, Nan. She is survived by five children: Forrest (Jim) French Jr., Janie French Sellers, Sharon French Tabor, Lorraine French Thomas, and Elizabeth (Liz) French Hays; nine grandchildren: Brianna and Alyssa French, Janie (LJ) Sellers Gonzales and Josh Sellers, Ashley Darling Lyons, Kaitlyn and Ryan Thomas, Michael Hays and Mikela Hays Small; five great grandchildren: Carson Darling, Christian and Adalynn Lyons, Haysley Small, Janie (TJ) Gonzales; her two sisters, Susie Loughman and Betsy Mills and sister-in-law, Sally Wehmann. Passing before her were her husband, Jim; son, Sean; and her brother, Hank. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends and all who knew her.
Visitation is Tuesday, September 21, 2021, from 5:00-7:00pm at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home. The Rosary will follow visitation at 7:00pm.
 A funeral service is scheduled for 12:00pm (Noon), on September 22, 2021, at Holy Family Catholic Church. The burial will follow the Mass at the Veterans Cemetery in Killeen at 2:00pm. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to these wonderful organizations: 

Society of St. Vincent de Paul
In care of Holy Family Catholic Church
1001 Georgetown Rd, Copperas Cove, TX 76522 
Click on the “eGiving ~ Online Donations” button or
Call 254-547-3735
Checks written to SSVDP
Coryell County Rainbow Room
P.O. Box 1607, Copperas Cove, TX 76522
Call Rita Burgess, 512-630-3452


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