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Gene Whittle

Gene Whittle

Monday, March 9th, 1942 - Monday, March 15th, 2021
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Obituary

Enterprise – Clarence Eugene “Gene” Whittle March 9, 1942 – March 14, 2021.

Gene Whittle, 79, passed away March 14th.

Gene is survived by his wife, Marilyn Whittle. Children include daughters Christina (Dennis) Shehi, Abilene, KS Sherrie (Matt) Reusch, Lawrence, KS son Brad (Susan) Whittle, Golden, CO and seven grandchildren: Caitlin and Westin Shehi, Eli Reusch, Andy, Ben, David and Mary Whittle.

Gene is preceded in death by his parents Clarence and Estelle (Leichardt) Whittle, brother Gary Whittle, sisters Ann Spenser and Vivian McNeill and is survived by his sister Connie Speer in Clearwater.

Gene was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church. He was a Free Mason and achieved the 32nd degree. Gene was also a member of the Enterprise Lions Club. He was a lay speaker for the Enterprise UMC where he sang in the choir and taught an adult Sunday school class for many years.

Gene was a 1959 graduate of Sedgwick High School and played football for Bethel College and later attended Wichita State University, majoring in mathematics. At Sedgwick High School he met Marilyn Wilt. They were high school sweethearts and were married for 61 years. Gene was a fourth generation Sedgwick resident. He owned Sedgwick Ice and Cold Storage in Sedgwick for many years. Later in life he owned Greyhound Supply in Abilene, KS and relocated to the Abilene/Enterprise area where he and Marilyn retired.

Gene was a hard-working business owner and entrepreneur, dedicated family man, a great Dad, loving husband, and a friend to many. Gene was an avid outdoorsman and marksman and loved trapshooting, hunting and fishing, especially coon and deer hunting.

Services to be held Saturday March 20, at 11:00 at Emmanuel Church in Abilene, KS. Graveside services will be 3:00PM at Hillside Cemetery in Sedgwick, Kansas. Family suggests memorials be given to the Kidney foundation or to the Enterprise United Methodist Church. Memorials may be dropped off or mailed to Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 NW Third St., Abilene, Kansas 67410.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, March 19th, 2021 | 9:00am - 7:00am
    When
    Friday, March 19th, 2021 9:00am - 7:00am
    Location
    Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home
    Address
    414 N 3rd
    ABILENE, KS 67410
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    Notes
    Friends may come by anytime Friday from 9AM until 7PM at Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home in Abilene.
  • Service

    Saturday, March 20th, 2021 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, March 20th, 2021 11:00am
    Location
    Emmanuel Church
    Address
    1300 N. Vine
    ABILENE, KS
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  • Interment

    Saturday, March 20th, 2021 | 3:00pm
    When
    Saturday, March 20th, 2021 3:00pm
    Location
    Hillside Cemetery - Sedgwick, Kansas
    Address
    Address Not Available

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Jill Gerriets

Posted at 01:02pm
Thinking of you all and hoping you find comfort in the time and love you shared with Uncle Gene.
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Max & Angela Whittle

Posted at 05:04pm
Marilyn, Chris, Brad, Sherrie, and your families, so sorry to hear of Gene's passing. Prayers and love to you all during this most difficult time. I looked up to uncle Gene for his wonderful personal qualities; work ethic, patience, demeanor, sense of humor, outdoor sportsman. Will miss Gene dearly. May he now rest in peace.
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Posted at 01:29pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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