Lara French Welp

Lara French Welp, 47 of Elizabethtown, died Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She was born June 14, 1971 in Barksdale Air Force Hospital in Bossier City, LA. Lara was employed by the Cecilia Bank in Cecilia, a member of St. James Catholic Church, the Elizabethtown Woman's Club, and Captain Jacob VanMeter Chapter of DAR. She was a graduate of O'Fallon, IL Township High School and Murray State University where she ran track and cross country. She is survived by her husband Kevin A. Welp; a daughter, Jessica Welp; her parents, Larry and Betty Sue French all of Elizabethtown; a sister, Suzanne French (Shawn) O'Donnell of St. Michaels, MD; nephews, Kyle O'Donnell and Ryan (Kelly) O'Donnell; her in-laws, Patti and Dennis Welp of Evansville, IN; Kevin's twin sister, Karen (Kevin) Gibson and two nieces, Amy Gibson Howard and Ashley Gibson. The funeral will be Friday at 9 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Brown Funeral Home. There will be a Prayer Vigil Service at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of Contributions to the Vera Bradley Breast Cancer Foundation. Condolences may be expressed online at


Thursday, May 23, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home


Friday, May 24, 2019 starting at 9:00 AM
St. James Catholic Church

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