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Eugene Clifton Canfield

Posted: Friday, Oct 12th, 2012

CHANA — Eugene Clifton Canfield, 83, lifelong resident of Chana, died Monday October 8, 2012 in his home.

He was born March 31, 1929 in Oregon, IL the son of Earl & Bessie Fowler Canfield. He married Ruthanne Johnston in Chana on December 16, 1981.

Gene was a longtime carpenter, enjoyed woodworking, was very mechanically talented, and was a “master” of all trades. He was a veteran of the Army National Guard, serving in Germany, and was a member of the V.F.W. Gene also was an officer of Chapel Hill Cemetery Association and a faithful member of Chana United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Ruthanne and son, Mark (Amber) Canfield of Chana.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Joyce, and brothers, Glenn & Russell. Funeral services were held Friday October 12, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in Chana United Methodist Church. Visitation was held Thursday from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 110 S. 7th St., Oregon. Burial was in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Chana.

Memorials may be directed to Serenity Hospice & Home, Chana United Methodist Church, or Chapel Hill Cemetery.

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