Betty Mae French, 98, of Chatfield, passed away Thursday, December 5, 2019, at Cottagewood Senior Communities in Rochester.
Betty Mae Lane was born June 7, 1921, to George “Rube” and Olga (Hanson) Lane in Chatfield. She attended and graduated from Chatfield High School, and she was Chatfield’s first cheerleader.
Betty Mae married Edmund “Boo” French in Chatfield, June 14,1941. After their marriage she was a homemaker and worked at Waters Conley and IBM. They loved to travel to Arizona in the winter in their RV, and enjoyed square dancing.
Betty was member of the Pioneer Presbyterian Church, Eastern Star, Golden Girls, Orion Live and Learn Club, Community Club, and a lifetime member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She also volunteered for meals on wheels, and Chatfield Information Center. In her spare time she enjoyed cooking, sewing, and reading, she was also a avid bridge player.
Betty is survived by two sons, Thomas Allen and Charles (Geri) both of Chatfield; five grandchildren, Jenn, Ben, Celeste, Yvette, and Beau; and nieces, nephews; eight great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Edmund, sister Lois Morgan, and two brothers, Lyle Lane, and Thomas Lane.
A funeral service for Betty will be 11 a.m. Saturday, January 4, 2020, at Pioneer Presbyterian Church in Chatfield, with Pastor Timothy J. Gerarden officiating. With visitation hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Orion Center Cemetery, in Cummingsville MN.
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