Danny Edward French

Danny Edward French, 72, passed away Dec. 2, 2019 at his home in Aurora. French was born Jan. 5, 1947, he attended Marionville High School and Southwest Missouri State University, receiving a bachelor of administration in business. He was a Vietnam veteran and received the bronze star. After graduation, he began a career in journalism, working for the West Plains Daily Quill, the Associated Press and several television news affiliates. He met Lucy Nichols, at KOLR-10 in 1977, and they were married in 1979. After working as the education director for the Missouri Society of CPAs, he returned to southwest Missouri where he and Lucy purchased a local restaurant, The Dairy Mart. He ran the Aurora institution for 13 years until retirement. He was a member of Elm Branch Christian Church in Aurora.
French is survived by: wife, Lucy French; sons, Daniel H. French and Alexander E. French; daughter, Sarah E.  (Anthony) Mignano; brother Ron (Roberta) French; sister, Linda (Don) Lipp; a nephew; and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Arrangements are through the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora. A Celebration of Life will be held at Elm Branch Christian Church Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, from 5:30-7 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army. Online condolences may be shared at www.CraftonCantrellFuneralHome.com.


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