Gene Lewis Uden died Monday, Sept. 17, 2012 at Heritage Health Care in Chanute.
Gene was born Sept. 14, 1926 in Buffalo, to Ira and Zelpha Nantz Uden.
He graduated from Buffalo High School in 1944. In 1945, he moved to Orange County, Calif., and resided there until 1952.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1952-1954 and returned home after his discharge.
Gene married Evelyn Moore on March 19, 1955 in Clarksdale, Miss. They made their home in Chanute.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 170 of Chanute and twice served as Post Commander.
Gene owned his own heating and air conditioning business from 1975 until 1993. After several years of retirement, he delivered Meals on Wheels to five area towns, where he made many friends. After eight years, he retired due to his health.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn, of the home and his children: Terri Tripp and her husband, Tom, of Chanute, Barry Uden and his wife, Carol, of Bethany, Okla., and Christy Clevenger and her husband, Tom, of Mission: grandchildren, Laura, John, Matthew, Claudiea, and Mackenzie; brother Bob Uden and his wife, Betty, Arkansas City, sister Dorothy Todd and her husband, George, of Augusta, brother Glenn Uden and his wife, Barbara, of Chanute; sister-in-law Beulah Uden of Chanute; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Lambert, Carl and Delbert, and sister-in-law Cleo Uden.
The family will receive friends on Friday, Sept. 21 from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel. There will be a procession at 2 p.m. to the Colfax Cemetery for graveside services. Colfax Cemetery is located three miles west of Chanute on Highway 39 to Anderson Road, then two miles north.
Memorials in his name may be made to the American Legion Riders Post 170 and may be left with the funeral home.
Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel is in charge of arrangements.