Carl Edison French, youngest son of the late Charles L. and Eliza Cleveland French, was born June 27, 1922 in Stoddard County and died Nov. 15, 2001 in St. Louis at the age of 79. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Ray, John, Van and Roy French and one sister, Ruby Downen. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Virginia Siebke French; by one daughter, Ellen Schmaltz; by one son, Richard French; by five grandchildren; and by two great-grandchildren. Carl graduated from Bloomfield High School. He was an active member of Soldiers and Sailors Memorial American Legion Post #518 and the 20+ Club of the Missouri National Guard. Funeral services were held at Southern Funeral Home in St. Louis on Monday, Nov. 19 with Rev. Shawn L. Kitzing officiating. Interment followed at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis with military honors.