A tumultuous year of health challenges following a house fire ends this weekend when Evelyn France goes home.

A bold red front door represents peace and harmony in the light blue sided house, France said.

“I’m kind of in shock,” France said while leading a tour of the house on Lowell Street. “I’m finally coming home.”

A former Elyria School Board member, France was shopping for shoes Nov. 15, 2014, when fire destroyed the home owned by her mother for generations.

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