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Clyde Eugene McIntosh (Gene), 83, of Springerton, IL, passed away at 8:30 a.m., Friday, February 24, 2017, at Way-Fair Nursing & Rehabilitation Home in Fairfield, IL.

Gene is survived by his wife of 64 and a half years, Marlene (Woodrow) McIntosh; four children, Connie O'Kelley (Darrell) of Bloomington, IL, Cathy Colarusso (Paul) of Conway, AR, Caryne Zarchy (Richard) of Crystal Lake, IL, and Cliff McIntosh (Julie) of Springfield, IL; five grandchildren, Shawn O'Kelley (Danielle), Rachel and Rebecca Zarchy, Morgan and Mason McIntosh; two great-grandchildren, Patrick and Brendan O'Kelley; cousins Richard Tullis, Nona Belle Wilson, Darla Duckworth, and Paula Masterson. Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Juanita (Lasater) and Clifton McIntosh, and his granddaughter, Maureen O'Kelley.

Gene was born July 18, 1933 and raised in Hamilton County, IL. After graduating from McLeansboro High School, he continued to farm with his dad. He met his wife, Marlene Woodrow, at church and they were married in 1952. Later, he attended United Electronics Institute in Louisville, Kentucky. After graduating, he was employed by AT&T as a Communication Technician in Vandalia, Illinois. A year later, he was transferred to the Wakefield location and the family settled in Clay City, Illinois for the remainder of his career. He retired in 1990 after 28 years of service and returned to Springerton, IL. After retiring, he worked for Enfield Farmer's Mutual Insurance Company and spent much of his time traveling with his wife and family including trips to Disney World. Gene was a member of the priesthood in the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and spent much of his life serving at Brush Creek Campgrounds and the food pantry.

A visitation will be held at Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Enfield, IL on Monday, February 27 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The funeral will be held at Springerton Church of Jesus Christ on Tuesday, February 28 at 1:00 p.m. followed by burial at Old Springer Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association (www.alz.org) and Brush Creek Campgrounds. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com
Published on March 6, 2017
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