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Eloise "Betty" E. France

October 14, 1934 ~ January 3, 2022 (age 87)


Eloise “Betty” France, 87, of Peru passed away on Monday, January 3, 2022.

She was born October 14, 1934 in Washington D.C. to Mabel and Arthur Edmond.

Betty was employed at and retired from Kmart in Wabash, Indiana as the Personnel Director. She started her career as the very first employee hired in 1975 and retired after their closing in 2003. She loved planting and tending to the flowers at her home. She also enjoyed collecting Thomas Kinkade pieces and reading the latest Danielle Steel novel. Betty loved cooking and could often be found making dinner for visiting family and friends. She was well known for the homemade tins of cookies she baked every Christmas season which included her infamous marble squares.

She is survived by her brother, William Edmond of Maryland; children, Howard (Gail) France Jr. of Peru, Indiana, Cindy Scott of Warsaw, Indiana, Loreen Plasterer of Shawnee, Oklahoma; five grandchildren, Lee (Jaci) France and children of Macy, Indiana, Joshua Rish and children of Oklahoma, Nicole Harness (Josh) and child of Peru, Indiana, Betsy Paseka and child of Warsaw, Indiana, Nicholas Scott (Taylor) and children of Warsaw, Indiana, and several great great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Carl and Robert Edmond, two sisters, Margaret Hart and Marilyn, former spouse Howard France Sr., and two grandsons.

Visitation will be held at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 W. 3rd St. Peru Indiana on January 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral service will follow with Senior Pastor Tom Robbins and Assistant Pastors Vince Darland and Bryan Rouch officiating. Burial will take place at Greenlawn Cemetery in Mexico, Indiana.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Miami County Helping Hands, Peru, Indiana.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.FlowersLeedyAllen.com.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Eloise "Betty" E. France, please visit our floral store.


January 10, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home
105 West Third Street
Peru, IN 46970

Funeral Service
January 10, 2022

1:00 PM
Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home
105 West Third Street
Peru, IN 46970


Miami County Helping Hands
176 North Broadway, Peru IN 46970
Tel: 1-765-472-1875
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