In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St Jude's Childrens Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942
Eugene "Gene" Edward Walsh, 87, of Festus entered into rest March 1, 2016 at Missouri Baptist Hospital, St Louis. He had retired as an electrician at Anheuser Busch and was a member of Our Lady Catholic Church, Festus. He was a member of Elks Post 1721, VFW Post 3777 and I.B.E.W.#1; he enjoyed Cardinal baseball and visiting Florida. Born December 29, 1928, in St Louis, Missouri, to the late Edward and Caroline (Recker) Walsh.
Survived by his family which includes sons: Dennis (Deborah) Walsh of Wentzville, MO, and Kevin (Nancy Garvey) Walsh of St Louis, MO; daughters: Kathleen (David) Kelsey of Festus, MO and Mary Hamer of Festus, MO; grandchildren: Tim Walsh, Cheri Reese, Tammy Chrismer, Michael Chrismer, Colleen Smithson and Matthew Walsh; 5 great grandchildren; and special companion: Jake, the chocolate lab. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by previous wives: Shirley Walsh and Bernice Boylan-Walsh; son: Edward (the late Peggy) Walsh; and sister: Marion Hoevelkamp.