Raymond E. France, 91, Otwell

Raymond E. France, 91, of Otwell, passed away at 9:45 p.m. on Monday, March 4, 2019, in Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper.

Ray was born in McCutchanville on May 17, 1927, to Ivan and Elnora (Swope) France. He married Audrey Huftile on January 19, 1958, in the McCutchanville United Methodist Church.

He was a 1945 graduate of Reitz Memorial High School and a Marine Corp. Veteran.

He was a farmer and sheep shearer, and a meter reader for the City of Jasper for 25 years.

Surviving are his wife Audrey France, Otwell,; three daughters, Tamara (Bill) Alba, Blackwood, New Jersey, Tanya (Don) Jackson, Jasper, and Kristy (Charles) Chapman, Wasila, Alaska; three sons, David (Karen) France, Jasper, Kevin (Lisa) France, Republic, Missouri, and Kerry France, Otwell; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Lois France, Indianapolis; and one brother, Curtis (Ruth) France, Marine, Illinois.

Preceding him in death are two sisters, Evelyn Evans and Jean France; and three brothers, James, Lawrence, and Robert France.

Private services will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.


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