In loving memory of our dear mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great- great grandmother, Nadene C. French who passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home in Staunton, VA on September 23, 2021.
Nadene is survived by her loving husband of 10 years, John (Bill) William French. They made their home in Sebring FL, Meadows of Dan, VA and recently in Mt. Airy, NC. They spent most winter days walking in the Florida state parks and summers with her son in the mountains of VA. Many bus tours all over the country were taken as well as many road trips. She was born in Roanoke, VA and had wonderful memories of growing up there and going to Lakeside Park with her sisters and cousins. Nadene enjoyed tole painting, crafts, quilting, sewing and was a fantastic cook being known for family favorite cookies, cakes, and BBQ.
She is survived by her 5 children; Daughter Carolyn Campbell (Don) of Staunton, VA. grandchildren Jamie Webb (Raymond), Libbey (Tim Trice) Teresa Perry (Kyle), Donnie Donovan, Jr. Daughter Sharon Poinsett (Charlie) of Medford, NJ grandson, Matthew Snyder. Son Phil Barnard (Vickie) of Meadows of Dan, VA, grandchildren Jesse Barnard, Allie Johnson (Will) Maddie and Andrew. Daughter Teresa Barnard (Donnie Elgin) of Meadows of Dan VA. Grandson Dylan Volb. Son Thomas Barnard (Brandee Bryant) of Hillsville, VA, grandchildren Christian and Kayla. Step-children; Ernst William French (Julie) of Hermitage, PA, grandchildren Nicole, Mitchell, and Brandon. Sabine French of Chapel Hill, NC. Andrea Zowalki of Wilmington, NC whom Nadene considered a special part of her family. Favorite pets, Millie and Archie.
Nadene was preceded in death by her former husband of 54 years, William (Bill) W. Barnard and her dear sisters Jewell and Veda.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Meadows of Dan Baptist Church, 2511 Jeb Stuart Highway, Meadows of Dan, VA with Pastor Shawn Carter officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations in Nadene’s name be made to Meadows of Dan Baptist Church or to Augusta Health Hospice of the Shenandoah, 64 Sports Medicine Drive, Fishersville, VA 22939. Online condolences may be sent to www.moodyfuneralservices.com.