September 29, 1937 ~ May 12, 2022

Born in: France,
Resided in: Batavia , OH

Francoise Grant, 84, passed away May 12, 2022. She was born September 29, 1937 in France, to the late Robert and Germaine Bastien Ritter. Francoise was a data processor, and was employed by McAtees and JC Rudd, and later went on to retire from EM Ford & Company. She was a member of St. Stephen Cathedral and the Cosmopolitan Club. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, reading, spending time in her garden, traveling, cooking and baking.

Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister Pierrette Bacher, and her brothers Michel and Bernard Ritter.
Left to cherish her memory are her children James (Sandra) Hayden and Diane (Jeff) Pepper; her grandchildren Matt Hayden, Melissa Dunn, and Andrèa Pepper; and her great-grandchildren JD Hayden and Maggie Dunn; and her sister Sylvlane Ritter of France.

Services will be noon Friday, May 20, 2022, at St. Stephen Cathedral. Visitation will be from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the church. Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to a charity of your choice.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Grant. Leave your messages of condolence for the family of Francoise Grant and sign her virtual guestbook at


Visitation: May 20, 2022 10:00 am - May 20, 2022 12:00 pm

St. Stephen Cathedral
610 Locust Street
Owensboro, KY 42301

Service: May 20, 2022 12:00 pm

St. Stephen Cathedral
610 Locust Street
Owensboro, KY 42301

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  1. My deepest sympathy… Diane, Pappy and family … she will truly be missed may the LORD wrap his arms around you and give you comfort … blessings and prayers… much love to you Diane your friend indeed Lydja

  2. To Francoise’s family, may God be with you in this time of loss and sorrow.
    She was such a good neighbor and friend. Ellis and Deloras Whitmer

  3. So sorry for your loss Diane and family…. You and family are in my thoughts and prayers…… GODS blessings also….. Love always, Terry and Judy(Newton) Quinn

  4. We are so sorry to hear about Francoise. She was a wonderful neighbor and friend. She will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers for the family. We loved her very much.
    Patricia Vaught and family

  5. With our deepest sympathy to the family. Such a beautiful lady! – Staff & Residents at One Park Place

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