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Eugene Cheney

C. Eugene “Gene” Cheney, 86, of Upper Sandusky, died unexpectedly Saturday, March 10, 2018, at Florida Hospital, Zephyrhills.
He was born Feb. 28, 1932 in Richwood, to the late Sturgis and Gladys (Flesher) Cheney.
He was preceded in death by a son, Steven Cheney; two brothers, John and Robert Cheney; and two sisters, Carolyn Cheney and Sara Shields.
On Sept. 2, 1956, he married the former Isabell (McElroy) in Richwood and she survives in Upper Sandusky.
Gene served in the Army from 1953 to 1955. He owned and operated Cheney Chevrolet in Carey for many years. Later he served as Wyandot County Treasurer for 15 years. He and Isabell were members of the John Stewart United Methodist Church in Upper Sandusky, they had also been members of the Grace United Methodist Church in Carey and the Richwood First United Methodist Church. Gene had served on the Board of Directors of the Commercial Savings Bank and the Wyandot County Council on Aging.
He loved golfing, owned horses and enjoyed watching harness racing and was an avid OSU Buckeye fan.
But the true joy for Gene was his family, he did not miss many of his kids’ and grandkids’ activities.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Daren (Lisa) Cheney, Findlay; daughter, Karen (Rodney) Taylor, Holland; five grandchildren, Aaron (Katie), Matt and Andrew Cheney; and Kellen and Kurtis Taylor; a sister, Phyllis Oman, Richwood; and a sister-in-law, Melva Cheney of Richwood.
Visitation will be held Thursday, March 15, from 4-7 p.m. at John Stewart United Methodist Church in Upper Sandusky, and one hour prior to the service at First United Methodist Church in Richwood. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 16, at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Richwood, with the Rev. Brian Arnnold officiating. Burial will take place at a later date at Claibourne Cemetery, Richwood.
Memorial gifts may be made to John Stewart United Methodist Church, 130 W. Johnson Street, Upper Sandusky, OH 43351 and Richwood First United Methodist Church, 18 S. Fulton Street, Richwood, OH 43344.
The Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood is assisting the family.
Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com.

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