Friday, August 5, 2022

Obituary - Eugene A. Kihn

Eugene A. Kihn, age 80, of Clinton, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. Gene’s wishes were to be cremated with no formal services. A Celebration of Life will be given in his honor on August 6, 2022 at 2:00 PM at the Artesian Park in Clinton, Missouri. Then there will be a potluck in his honor directly afterwards.

On February 8, 1942 Eugene A. Kihn entered into this world in Kansas City, Missouri. The oldest of seven children was born to Clarence Kihn and Frances (Forbes) Kihn. Eighty years later on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at Research Medical Center, he was called home.

Gene was a lucky man. He met his first wife, Sharon Kihn (Tye) while at his parent’s cabin on the Grand River outside of Racket, Missouri. They were married on November 2, 1958. With this union they had three children Kim Kihn (Joyce) of Clinton, Pamela Kihn (Greg) of Tightwad, Jason Kihn of Clinton. He also has three grandchildren, Rachel Denny (Matt) of Lincoln, Missouri, Josh Kihn (Tonya) of Clinton, Missouri, and Logan Koch. Gene also has 5 great grandchildren resulting from this marriage.

After Sharon’s passing, he found love again and on June 4, 2003 he married Gloria Kihn. With this union he gained three bonus children, Steve Mackley (Darlene) of Warsaw, Missouri, Pam Mackley (Jack) of Clinton, Missouri and Cheryl Strokes of Warsaw, Missouri. He also gained seven bonus grandchildren, Mindy Mackley of Warsaw, Missouri, Josh Mackley of Warsaw, Missouri, Jeremy Brown (Sam) of Warsaw, Missouri, Christin Woods (Travis) of Clinton, Missouri, TJ Brown of Lincoln, Missouri, Derek Stokes (Megan) from Kansas, Dillion Stokes (Hailey) of Warsaw, Missouri. Gene had 19 bonus great grandchildren.

Gene worked hard all his life. He had many jobs in his eighty years. One of his first jobs was at a Rock Query in Cleveland, Missouri. From there he moved to Sugar Creek, Missouri and went to work at Milgram’s, in the Kansas City, Independence area, where he became the Produce Manager. After leaving Milgram’s he moved to Garden City, Missouri and went to work at Country Mart in Harrisonville, there he started as a Produce Manager and eventually became one of the Store Managers. After that he decided to move closer to some of his brothers and moved sown by Truman Lake. There he started working for Consumers in Clinton, Missouri as a Produce Manager until they closed down. After that he worked for a little while for Wood’s in Sedalia as a Produce Manager. He retired from there and spent the next few years with Sharon until she passed.

Soon after that he decided to start his next adventure in life. He married Gloria and went back to work, this time in a completely differently field. He started at Pitt’s Mobile Home in Clinton. There he set up and tore down trailers, did repair and warranty work on the trailers. He worked there for several years then decided to do independent contracting work and started remodeling mobile homes. Gene did this until 2020 when COVID struck. He decided to stay at home and tinker around the house and to help take care of Gloria. Gene loved boating, his horses and motorcycles.

Gene is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Frances Kihn, his first wife Sharon, brother Elmer Kihn, son Steve Mackley, great granddaughter Adi Jo, brother in-laws Howard Tye, Ronnie Hiserote, sister in-laws Nacy Kihn, Denise Kihn, and Beverly Covington.

Gene is survived by his wife Gloria Kihn, daughters, Kim , Pam, Pam, and Cheryl, his son, Jason, grandchildren, Rachel, Josh, Mindy, Josh, Jeremy, Christin, TJ, Derek, Dillion, and Logan, and also eighteen great grandchildren. Gene is also survived by his brothers, Harold (Carol) Kihn, Richard (Anna) Kihn, and Jimmy (Karla) Kihn, Alan (Lou) Kihn, one sister Linda Hiserote (Eddie) and many other family and friends.

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

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