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Gene Gebhart

In Loving Memory

Gebhart, Eugene J. “Gene”

January 26, 1935 - October 17, 2023

Asleep in Jesus on Tuesday October 17th, 2023

Beloved husband of Mary Ann Gebhart (nee Cotter) and the late Phyllis Gebhart. Loving father of Michael (Nancy) Gebhart, Charles (Marnie) Gebhart, and the late Karen Grady. Dear brother of Judie (Terry) Simmons and the late Adrienne Keys, Bill (survived by JoAnn) Gebhart, and James Gebhart. Dearest Grandfather of J. T. Grady, Katelyn Grady, Mia Gebhart, Michael Gebhart Jr., Lindsay Rippelmeyer, and Katie Felts. Great Grandfather of ten. Gene loved his relationship with all the Haug children and their children.

Dear Brother-in-Law, Godfather, Uncle, Great Uncle and Friend.

Served in the Missouri Air National Guard, member of the Gateway Cork Ball Club, and long-time employee of Kutis Funeral Home.

Gene was proud of his 59-year attendance at the White House Retreat.

Visitation at Kutis Affton Chapel 10151 Gravois, on Sunday October 29th, 1 p.m. until time of Funeral at 4 p.m. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers memorials to White House Retreat appreciated.


11 thoughts on “Gebhart, Eugene J. “Gene””

  1. Gone but not forgotten. Gene was a bad boy, but a good man he was his old school as you could get. Lighthearted humorous, a damn good friend God bless Gene Gebhardt.

  2. We will forever cherish our memories living on Crathes Ct with “Mr. Gene.” He was a kind neighbor and an honorary grandpa for our firstborn, always accepting a ring of the doorbell b/c James wanted to take a drawing over or show him his latest chalk creations. May his memory be a blessing to all of those mourning his loss.

  3. We are so sorry for your loss. My parents (Hank and Doris Maddock) loved Gene dearly. In my mind I envision them all together, whole in body and mind, enjoying one another’s company again.
    Wishing you comfort in your loss.

  4. Gene was a character in my life. Attended the White House with him 20 times. We were the two non Catholics every Easter Retreat. His faith, laughter and smile never changed.
    I’m sure that he is in heaven with Howard Etling ringing the bell together just like at the White House.

  5. Gene was my dad’s best friend and confidante. I had the privilege of working with Gene for 15 years. I can still hear his infectious laugh. A great friend to the entire Etling family. Gene and dad are now planning mischief in a better place.

    • Don,
      Thanks for the kind words. Howard and Dad had a bond that was truly remarkable. Their friendship was deep and wide.


  6. So sad to hear of Gene’s passing. Memories of he and Howard from Journal days stand out. Gene was a good man with mischievous humor but ethical and personable. One of the “pillars “ of the Journal’s good days. My deepest sympathy to Mike and family.

  7. My father passed away when I was 15. Gene and Phyllis stepped in helping me through those awful days. Gene became like a surrogate dad filling in for my dad for high school events. He was an usher in our wedding and even drove us from church to reception, He was always loved by us.

  8. To the best boss ever. I was your office manager 1969 at suburban photo. You gave me the best baby shower ever for my first child. Gerald Eugene. You spoiled me by taking me to lunch at Bevo Mill daily.
    Until we meet again rest in peace my friend.


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