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Obituary for Eugene "Gene" Edward Spire

Eugene "Gene" Edward  Spire
Eugene “Gene” Spire
1931-2018

Eugene “Gene” Spire, 87, of Maryville, Missouri passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at Maryville Living Center.

Gene was born on July 24, 1931 in Parnell, Missouri to Vincent and Josephine (Lager) Spire. He was a graduate of Maryville High School and served in the United States Army.

He owned and operated Spire Construction Company for 50 years, and also sold real estate. He served as a supervisor of Nodaway County Road and Bridge, Public Water District #1. He was a member of St. Gregory Barbarigo Catholic Church and James Edward Gray American Legion Post #100, Elks Club, all in Maryville. Gene was also involved with Hopkins Saddle Club, Maryville 4-H Saddle Club, Little Britches Rodeo, and Missouri High School Rodeo.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Leo Spire, sister Catherine Busby, Brothers-in -Law John Busby, Bob Lory, Lavelle Griffey, Don DeMott and Nephew Larry Busby.

Gene married Patricia A. Mendenhall on June 2, 1955 in Maryville, Missouri, she survives of the home. Additional survivors include daughter, Teri (Dan) Tobin, Pickering, Missouri, two sons, Ed (Patty) Spire, Maryville, Missouri, Doug (Stephanie) Spire), Papillion, Nebraska; ten grandchildren; Jodi Nellesen, Nikki (Brennan) Lehman, Clint (Laura) Tobin, Jessi (Greg) Gard, Derk (Nicole) Spire, Cody (Katy) Spire, Bryce Adwell, Brittney Adwell, Kirbee (Clay) Gulick, Kolbi Spire; great-grandchildren: Charli, Kambri, Bayli, Saydi Lehman, Frankie Nellesen, Drycen, Krede, Shayde Spire, Clay and Allie Tobin; Hadlee, Hudson, Hayes, Hyatt Gard; Paityn Adwell; Kinsley Spire and Addy Oswald; two sisters, Mary Griffey (James) Ozenberger, St. Joseph, Missouri and Emerita Lory, Matthews, North Carolina; Sisters-in-Law Norma Spire, Parnell, Teresa DeMott, Maryville, Joyce Mendenhall, Fayetteville, Arkansas, Jane Risner, Hopkins, Missouri, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial: 11:00 AM, Monday, August 20th at St. Gregory Barbarigo Catholic Church. Burial: St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Maryville. Prayer Service: 5:00 PM, Sunday, at Price Funeral Home, Maryville followed by a visitation 5:30-7:30 PM.

Military Service will be held at graveside by James Edward Gray American Legion Post #100, Maryville.

Memorials: SSM Hospice and James Edward Gray American Legion Post #100, Maryville, Missouri.

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120 East First Street
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Email: pricefuneralhome@embarqmail.com
(660) 582-3176 Price Funeral Home, Inc.
120 East First Street
Maryville, MO 64468
Email: pricefuneralhome@embarqmail.com
(660) 582-3176 Price Funeral Home, Inc.
120 East First Street
Maryville, MO 64468
Email: pricefuneralhome@embarqmail.com