May 19, 1928- January 25th, 2014

Gene was born and raised in Jameson, MO until he moved to Kansas City.

After High School graduation Gene entered William Jewell College where he played basketball

and was a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. After college he was employed by

Farmers Insurance Company. After 45 years he retired as Commercial Manager of

The Administration Department. During his tenure at Farmers, he left their employ to serve in

the United States Army during the Korean War. He was also a member of the 5th Army

Championship baseball team.

Gene devoted the rest of his life as a loyal and faithful husband, loving father, grandfather and

Avid sports fan.

Gene also spent many happy years playing golf at Milburn Golf and Country Club where he

was known as “Gene the Machine” for his accurate short game and putting precision. While

a member at Milburn, he served two terms on the board of directors as well as one term as

Vice President.

As a young man he gained a reputation for his fine tenor voice. He performed a number of

weddings, none more special than his own; singing “My Wonderful One” as his bride walked

down the aisle. He was featured on local radio and musical theatre and was a professional

soloist at the First Presbyterian Church for many many years..

He leaves behind his loving wife of 61 years Mary Ann, his daughter Rhonda, his

Granddaughter Molly, her husband Travis, and Gene’s faithful dog Libby to Love and cherish

his memory. Family and friends will gather on Thursday January 30th from 2 to 4pm at O’Neils

Restaurant at 95th and Mission to honor and respect the memories they all shared with Gene.

Assistance by Funeral Advocates, LLC.

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