Eugene Allen Benedict, 84, of Lawson, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2019, at NorthCare Hospice House.
Gene was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on May 22, 1935 to Howard and Francis Benedict. He married Beverly Sue Williams on May 18, 1957 and they had five children together. They celebrated 52 years of marriage together. He graduated from Raytown High School and served 4 years in the United States Army. He attended Raytown Baptist Church as a child and young adult. Gene and Beverly moved to Lawson in 1981 and raised black angus cattle. He retired from Armco Steel in 1997. They attended Old Union Christian Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly Sue Benedict, and son, Richard Eugene Benedict.
Survivors include children, Darry Lynn (Benedict) Mitchell and husband David, Darin Scott Benedict and wife Beckon Brown-Benedict, Dawn Lynette (Benedict) Housh and husband David, and Kurt Lawrence Benedict and wife Kemberly; grandchildren include Dana Brundage, Jeromy Benedict, Joshua Alicea, Brendan Parsons, Justin Housh, Courtney Benedict, Samantha Brown-Benedict, Paige Housh, Corrine Benedict, Cade Brundage, Aidan Parsons, Conner Brundage, Adalynn Parsons, and Elizabeth Parsons.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at Bross and Spidle Funeral Home, 214 N. Pennsylvania, Lawson, Missouri. Visitation will be held at 11:00 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will be at Floral Hills Cemetery located at 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd, Kansas City, Missouri following the service.
Memorial contributions are suggested to National Kidney Foundation.
Our Sincere Condolences
Beverly and Gene Benedict were some of our favorite gentle-people. Armco’s community was richer for having them in our lives! Gene’s photo in his overalls is a fitting tribute to the country-boy-at-heart! All best wishes to his loving family.
Barbara and Bob Leeper
My deepest sympathies for the family. Gene was always a favorite of mine at our Benedict reunions. He will be sorely missed. God must be having a Benedict reunion in heaven. God bless you and rest in peace.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family for our loss.
Uncle Gean was a fun and lovable guy. He helped shape me into a country loving human being that I am. He was always easy to talk to and showed his love for this family and friends. I will truly miss him. Gean Benedict was the youngest of the oldest and was the last to witness the passing of his brothers, sisters and the love of his life BEVERLY,. He held high regard for his country and served in the military just like his brothers before him.
May God Bless and protect you on your way to be there in Heaven with all that passed before you.
David L Benedict
Such a good man. A devoted husband and selfless father, his oldest child and dear friend to me, Darry, has shared so many stories of her dear dad over the years. Most definitely Gene Benedict hails from the Greatest Generation. Warm condolences to his family.