Maudine French, 89, died Monday, July 17, 2017, at Brookdale, Hutchinson. She was born September 2, 1927, in Kingston, Oklahoma, to George W. and Cleo Dora (Justice) Norris. Maudine graduated from Kingston High School. Following high school, she worked in civil service for a colonel in the United States Air Force in Fort Worth, Texas. When the war was over and the air force base was closed, Maudine then went to work for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in Madill, Oklahoma, eventually transferring to the Hutchinson office, when she moved here in the late 1940's. Maudine retired as COC Supervisor from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in July 1983, after 36 years of service.

Maudine French
Maudine French, 89, died Monday, July 17, 2017, at Brookdale, Hutchinson. She was born September 2, 1927, in Kingston, Oklahoma, to George W. and Cleo Dora (Justice) Norris. Maudine graduated from Kingston High School. Following high school, she worked in civil service for a colonel in the United States Air Force in Fort Worth, Texas. When the war was over and the air force base was closed, Maudine then went to work for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in Madill, Oklahoma, eventually transferring to the Hutchinson office, when she moved here in the late 1940's. Maudine retired as COC Supervisor from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in July 1983, after 36 years of service.
She married the love of her life, William G. French, Jr. on July 31, 1948, in Denison, Texas. He died October 22, 2015. During their 67 years of marriage, they spent time traveling with their RV to many parts of Texas, and then later taking bus trips all throughout the United States. Maudine was a gifted painter and loved to share her paintings with friends and family. Her greatest joy was her family and friends.
She was a long time member of Northminster Presbyterian Church, now New Covenant Presbyterian Church, serving as a deacon and helping with the annual chicken barbeque and the Kids Club.
Maudine is survived by: sons, Michael (Mary) of Salado, Texas, Chris (Sheryl) of Hutchinson; six grandchildren, Janel Ullman, John French, Nikki Ferguson, Jennifer Cabaniss, Christy MacDonald, Anne Schuster; and 12 great-grandchildren, Sophia Raymos, Kayla Ullman, Alec Ullman, Avery Cabaniss, Luke Cabaniss, Skylar MacDonald, Ella MacDonald, Miles MacDonald, Natalie Ferguson, Adison Ferguson, Kennedy Schuster, and Preston Schuster.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; husband, Bill; brothers, Denver, Everett, and Billy Ray Norris; and sister, Christine Barriga.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 28, 2017, at Elliott Chapel, Hutchinson, with the Reverend Dr. Dixie Voss Anders officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, Hutchinson. The casket will be open for friends from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2017, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017. Friends may sign the book, with the casket closed, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 23, 2017 through Thursday, July 27, 2017. Memorials may be made to New Covenant Presbyterian Church or Hospice and HomeCare of Reno County, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.