Eugene Edward “Gene” Taylor, 64, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, at his residence in Liberal.
He was born Aug. 18, 1946, to Preston E. and Pauline (Saap) Taylor in Springfield, Ill.
He married Louise Holliman in 1966.
He then married Mary Runion Aug. 18, 2000, in Liberal. She survives.
He worked as a mechanic, farmer, carpenter and electrician.
Other survivors include one son, Robert Taylor of Kansas; two step-sons, David Leister of Kansas and Jason Leister of Kansas; one daughter, Gena Bender and husband, David, of Kansas; two step-daughters, Carol Peebles and husband, Steve, of Arkansas, and Miriam Kohen of Arizona; four brothers, John Taylor of Arkansas, Walter Taylor of Iowa, Leonard Taylor of Missouri, and Jerry Taylor of Arkansas; one sister, Doris Watkins of Arkansas; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one stepson, Edward Nordrum, one grandson and one brother, James Taylor.
o A private service will be take place.
Memorials are suggested to St. Catherine’s Hospice in care of Kitch-Brenneman Funeral Home, 1212 W. Second, Liberal, KS 67901.
Condolences may be sent to family at www.brennemanfuneralhome.com.