Raymond E. France, 91, Otwell

Raymond E. France, 91, of Otwell, died Monday, March 4, at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. He was born in McCutchanville May 17, 1927, to Ivan and Elnora (Swope) France. He married Audrey Huftile January 19, 1958, at McCutchanville United Methodist Church.

Raymond was a 1945 graduate of Reitz Memorial High School and a Marine Corps veteran. He was a farmer, a sheep shearer, and a meter reader for the City of Jasper for 25 years.

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

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 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 can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com.

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