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Margaret "Marge" Anita French

January 6, 1929September 6, 2020

Margaret “Marge” Anita French, 91, of Atlanta, GA passed away on September 6, 2020 in Atlanta, GA.

Marge was born in Kansas City, MO to Marion Kerr and Grace Kerr (Litton) on January 6, 1929. She grew up in Wichita, KS, graduating from North High School. At age 14 during World War II, she started working at S.H. Kress & Co. For more than 40 years, she worked in retail sales and management before retiring from Target. She was District President of the VFW Auxiliary at VFW Post 6957 in Haysville, Kansas. She was active in the PTA in California. Her husband’s work in the aerospace industry took them to Everett, WA; Palmdale, CA; San Diego; Los Angeles; and Atlanta. After retirement, Marge and her husband Ted returned to Kansas and lived in Beaumont for 10 years before returning to Atlanta.

Marge was preceded in death by her parents Marion and Grace Kerr; brothers Paul, Tucker, George, Howard and Timothy; and sisters Genevieve and Elaine.

Marge is survived by her husband of 61 years, Ted French, Sr.; two sons, Steve Blaine and his wife Terrie of Wichita, KS; Ted French, Jr. of Atlanta and one granddaughter, Andrea Cook and her husband Jeremy of Goddard, KS; three great-grandchildren, Chambrea Cook of Enid, OK; Aiden and Kennedy Cook of Goddard, KS; and many nieces and nephews.

No funeral or memorial service will be held at this time.

Memorials may be given to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Shriners Hospitals for Children, and Boys Town.


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Margaret "Marge" Anita French

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Karolyn Kinsey

September 16, 2020

I am so sorry that I only met Marg one time at Ted’s birthday party and she was such a sweet and beautiful lady to meet. Ted is a very lucky man to have been married to Marg . My prayers and condolences to Ted & their sons and I will always cherish my getting to meet such a beautiful lady! Love to all!

Lonnie and Billie Hanson

September 16, 2020

Marge, had a heart of gold. She was good inside and out. Our hearts are filled with her love and happy memories. Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to all of the French family and friends. Love to all, Lonnie and Billie Hanson.

Laurie Russell

September 13, 2020

Margie was such a beautiful lady, inside & out. She always made me feel like I was family. I’m so happy I was able to see her & Ted Sr. when I visited Atlanta. Your love will be carried on in the hearts of everyone who knew you. Until we meet again. Much love & prayers to your family, Laurie 😢💔


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