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Friday, July 16, 2021

Obituary - Fredrick "Gene" Eugene Jerome

Fredrick "Gene" Jerome, age 58, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his wife and daughters on Friday, July 16, 2021 at his home in Blairstown, Missouri. Gene's wishes were to be cremated. 

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at Vansant- Mills Chapel, Clinton the family will receive friends from 1-2:00 PM prior to the service. 

Memorial contributions can be made to the Gene Jerome Memorial Fund and can be left in care of the funeral home. A celebration of life will be held at the farm on a later date to be determined. Fond memories and condolences can be left online at

Gene was born on March 2nd, 1963 to Jerry and Mary Lou Jerome in Clinton, Missouri. Gene, from a young age, loved farming. During high school, you would find him at 4-H, FFA events or driving his beloved black Trans Am, Gene also met his forever love, Debbie (Blackwell). Shortly after graduation they were married, starting a family and beginning their life on the family farm. He took great pride in everything farming, from planting in the spring to harvesting in the fall. In the early 80’s Gene raised hogs, beef cattle and row crop. You could find Gene in any part of the country baling hay or running fescue during the summer. His love of family and farming never wavered.

Gene was preceded in death by his mom, Mary Lou Jerome and grandparents.

Survivors include his dad, Jerry Jerome, his wife of 40 years, two daughters Abbie (Roy) Cardwell of Clinton, Missouri and Jessica Jerome of Blairstown, Missouri, 4 grandchildren; Allison, Haylie, Pate Cardwell and Grant Clairs, one sister; Carla (Pat) Beckmann of Columbia, Missouri and one nephew Bradley Beckmann of Tennessee. Other survivors include lots of family and friends.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home Clinton, Missouri.