Michael Edward French, 33 passed away at his home on Monday, January 20, 2014 in St. Joseph, MO. Michael was born April 22, 1980 to William and Joe Ann (Eslinger) French in Kansas City, MO. Michael loved his family and time he shared with them. He never met a stranger and loved to share his candy with everyone. He enjoyed spending time listening to music and doing puzzles. Survivors include his mother, Joe Ann French of the home; one brother, William J. French Jr., St. Joseph; three uncles, Roger Eslinger, Albany, MO, Rick (Barb) Eslinger, Larry (Carol) Eslinger both of St. Joseph; four aunts, Kathy Endsley, Virginia Johnson, Patricia Rivera all of St. Joseph, Linda (Delbert) Sears, Sterling, CO,; four cousins, Ashley, Patrick, Aden, and Erik.
He was preceded in death by his father William French Sr.; grandparents, George Sr. and Wilma Eslinger; two uncles, George Eslinger Jr. and David Eslinger; and one nephew, Rudy Rivera.
Celebration of Life will be 1:00 PM Friday, January 24, 2014 at Gladden-Stamey Funeral Home in St. Joseph, Missouri. Interment will be in Sparta Cemetery in St. Joseph. Public visitation and family receiving hours 6 to 8 PM Thursday January 23, 2014 at Gladden-Stamey Funeral Home, St, Joseph, Missouri.
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