Ione Coe French

October 1, 1923July 29, 2022
Obituary of Ione Coe French
Ione Coe French (Mimi) of Houston, Texas, 98, passed away on July 29, 2022 in Houston, Texas. One of nine children, she was born in Chariton County, Missouri, to parents Deward and Jessie Coe. Married to Edward Vernon French for over 70 years, they had three children together – Larry Coe French, Julie Ann French, and Deanna Marie French. Together with her husband, Ione was a member of First Church of Christ, Scientist and various branch churches throughout their lives. Besides caring for her family and her dedicated work at her church, Ione loved spending time with her grandchildren, friends, cooking, sewing, entertaining, and hosting and attending bridge parties with her friends. Ione was best known for her faith, her contagious laughter, and her love of life. She truly lived by the words “Let Love be your guide.” Ione is survived by children - Julie Swearingen, Marie DeWitt, grandchildren - Stacie Herrington, Amanda Trost, Kristina Rea, Jessica Cravins, Justin DeWitt; great grandchildren - Julian Herrington, Matthew Guilbert, Connor Trost, Jack Rea, Will Rea, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: 8th Church of Christ, Scientist, 11976 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77024, where Ione was a member. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the French family.

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