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106 South Center
PO Box 192
Gardner, KS 66030
Phone: 913-856-7111
Fax: 913-884-7009
Eugene Smith

Eugene Bruce Smith

Saturday, December 27th, 1930 - Sunday, July 28th, 2019
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Eugene Bruce Smith, 88, of Spring Hill, KS passed away July 28, 2019 at Olathe Hospice House. Visitation 6:00 – 8:00 pm Thurs., Aug. 1, 2019 at Bruce Funeral Home, 712 S. Webster, Spring Hill, KS (913) 592-2244. Funeral will be held 3:00 pm Fri., Aug. 2, 2019 also at the funeral home. He will be buried in a private graveside service with military honors at Spring Hill Cemetery, Spring Hill, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to the Olathe Health Cancer Center. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com

Eugene was born Dec. 27, 1930 in Kansas City, KS to Charles Joseph and Myrtle Mae (Byers) Smith. He graduated from Tipton Missouri High School and earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Finlay Engineering School. Eugene was a registered Professional Engineer in four states. He served in the United States Navy for 22 years. Eugene married Eula Maxine Foster on April 3, 1951 in Fort Smith, AR. They moved to Spring Hill in 1975. He worked for Bayer Corporation in Kansas City, MO for 14 years; retiring in 1992. Eugene enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, fishing, hunting and traveling in his motor home. Eugene loved music, especially listening to his children perform. At Christmas, he would play along on his violin. He was a member of the Cole-Smith American Legion Post #350, Spring Hill, KS. Eugene will be missed by family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Eula, in 2018 and siblings: Charles Smith, Myrtle Nieman, John Smith and Rita Haley. Eugene is survived by his children: Karen (John) Ross, Sturgis, SD, Kathryn Smith, Spring Hill, KS, David (Cescilie) Smith, Spring Hill, KS, Jeffrey (Julie) Smith, Perry, KS, Jennifer (Marty) Landreth, Baldwin City, KS; sister, Erlene Wright, Erie, KS; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 1st, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Thursday, August 1st, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Bruce Funeral Home Spring Hill
    Address
    712 South Webster
    SPRING HILL, KS 66083
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  • Service

    Friday, August 2nd, 2019 | 3:00pm
    When
    Friday, August 2nd, 2019 3:00pm
    Location
    Bruce Funeral Home Spring Hill
    Address
    712 South Webster
    SPRING HILL, KS 66083
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  • Interment

    Location
    Spring Hill Cemetery
    Address
    750 W Lawrence St
    SPRING HILL, KS 66083
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Affiliations

  • American Legion
  • US Navy

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Jerry and Lisa Bennett

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Our deepest sympathies to Gene's family. May you find peace during this time of loss.
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At this sorrowful period in your life, please accept my sincerest condolences for the death of your loved one.  Reflecting on the divine promises found in the Bible will give you hope and strength to keep going until all of God's promises are fulfilled. (Romans 15:13; John 5:28, 29)
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