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Elliott William French

April 10, 1937 - June 22, 2021

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Elliott William French. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. Click on the heart to let us know you were here and to receive email updates. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

Elliott William French (April 10, 1937 – June 22, 2021) Elliott French, 84, of Lindenhurst, died Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at the Village of Victory Lakes in Lindenhurst, IL. He was born April 10, 1937, in Lombard, IL to the late Ogle French and Rolene (Elliott) French.   Elliott was a long-time member of LeClaire Christian Church in Edwardsville, IL, faithfully serving his Lord as an elder, Sunday School teacher, and youth...  see more
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  • Rhonda Horner
    It was a real joy to be able to watch this celebration service of Elliott's life! He and Doris had a great and positive impact on my life in those high school years I spent in Edwardsville. Their patience and commitment to the youth and Bible Bowl team...  more
  • Tammy Reyman
  • Tammy Reyman
    To ALL of the French is a very sad day in the heart and soul of everyone who knew him throughout life, in Edwardsville, IL. I was blessed to meet Elliott & Doris as a child at Leclaire Christian Church, at that time located at the corner...  more
  • Michelle Corlew
    I have so many great memories of Elliot - first as my math teacher for both Geometry and Algebra 2, and later as a friend to Bruce and Maria. He would always tell me that I was lucky, I had four years of math and 2 years of French :-P I remember how...  more
  • Melanie  DeGroot
  • Anne Bukalski
    U recall fond memories of Elliott from LeClaire Christian Chuech and my friendship with his widow, Doris, who was my son Julian's teacher. He was a true man of God and I loved him. Anne Bukalski
  • Vincent Schlueter
    I have fond memories of learning from Mr. French. He was one of those teachers that inspired me to go into math education. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers to his family.
    • Vincent Schlueter
      Bruce Thank you, Vince. He was always impressed with your career pathway. Thank you for your work with both of our parents.
      • July 9, 2021
  • Jeanie Link
  • j meinzen
    My memories of "Mr. French" were in his Advanced Algebra class in the early 1980's as a new-to-EHS student who wanted to learn from the best. It quickly became evident who the "smart" kids were based on test came as no...  more
    • j meinzen
      Bruce Thanks, John - I think I kept reminding classmates that I probably had it worse - nowhere to hide! Thanks, again, for your kind messages.
      • July 9, 2021