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F. Eugene “Gene” Halterman, 86, of Grain Valley, died Sunday, July 29, 2007, at his home.
Mr. Halterman was born September 11, 1920 in Ray County, in the Rockingham community to Mory Columbus and Sarah Ella (Bayer) Halterman. He married first, Della Margaret Marie Heitman of Norborne. He married second, Ruby Fern Odekirk of Independence, MO on February 14, 1993.
Mr. Halterman was a painter in the Kansas City public schools for approximately 25 years before retiring in 1974. He was a member of the Bethany Church of the Brethren in Stet. He had lived in Gladstone, Norborne, Independence, and Richmond before moving to Grain Valley.
Survivors include: one son, Gary Eugene Halterman of Carrollton; four daughters and four sons-in-law, Nancy Lee and Alvin Worley of Excelsior Springs; Dorothy Faye and Gary Smutzer of Grain Valley; Mary Ella and Albert McClung of Kansas City, Mo; and Margie Ann and David Thomas of Granby; one sister, Ellen Nadine Edgar of Richmond; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: his first wife, Della Margaret on January 14, 1992, and by his second wife, Ruby Fern in January of 2000; four brothers, Estel Jay Halterman, Robert Wayne Halterman, Raymond Lawrence Halterman and Regis Kendall Halterman; and five sisters, Anna Lavina Clemens, Iris Elizabeth Mansur, Cora Alice Pence, Gladys Leora Ford and Helen Frances Early.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Lung Association.
Visitation will be Thursday, August 2, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Thurman Funeral Home in, Richmond. Funeral services will be Friday, August 3, at 10:00 a.m. at the Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Burial will be at Wakenda Cemetery, north of Hardin.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond.