Catherine French Ely, age 99, of Emory, passed away Friday, July 3, 2015, at her home.
Funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 12 Noon at the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Dougherty Cemetery. Bro. Billy Smith will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at 11:00 AM at the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel.
Catherine was born on August 29, 1915, at Teague, to Pinkney Russell and Mary Elizabeth Hornbuckle French. She married Oscar Ely in Rockwall on December 21, 1946. They were owners and operators of a used car lot in Emory. She was a member of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include: Sister: Gladys Cutler of Emory; Niece: LaVerne Robbins of Emory; Nephew Robert French, and wife, Barbara of Lorena; Step-brother: Calvin Prowell, and wife, Lillian of Mexia; 2 Grandsons: Johnny Ely, and wife, Nelda and Shane Ely, and wife, Jennifer, 3 Great-grandsons: Johnny Ely, Jr. Christopher Ely, and Braxton Ely; Great-granddaughter: Brandi Ely; Great-great-granddaughter: Miss Ellie Ely; Sister-in-law: Helen Collins; A host of other loving family and friends.
Preceded by: Parents; husband: Oscar Ely; 1 son: Oscar Ely, Jr. and wife, Linda Ely; 1 brother: Ruby French
Memorial donations may be made to Vitas Community Connection, 8585 N. Stemmons Frwy, Suite 200 S. Tower, Dallas, TX 75247 214-424-5600.
Please sign the online guestbook at the link above for the family.
The family would like to say a very special thank you to Vitas Hospice Community Connection for the wonderful care they took of their sister and aunt during her lengthy illness. They were precious to them and everything was appreciated!