Obituaries

Obituaries

Robert W. "Buddy" French 1939 - 2008 Lawrence

Services for Robert W. "Buddy" French, 68, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.Mr. French died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, at his home.He was born Feb. 21, 1939, in Lawrence, the son of Homer and Thelma Cunningham French.Mr. French worked as a backhoe operator for Underground Systems for most of his life and retired in 2002. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.He married Patricia Ann Wiggins on March 18, 1960. She died March 4, 2002.Survivors include four daughters, Lee Ann French, of the home, Laura Newberry, Herington, Lisa Clark and husband Alan, Lawrence, and LaDonna Commons and husband Dana, Herington; a brother, LeRoy, Canon City, Colo.; seven grandchildren, Brandy, Logan, Caleb, Wesley, Jill, Chase and Shabre; and seven great-grandchildren.Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. Wednesday until the service time at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. today. The family suggests memorials to Visiting Nurses Association in care of the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.Online condolences may be sent to <a href="http://www.rumsey-yost.com">www.rumsey-yost.com</a>.