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C. Eugene "Gene" Cheney
C. Eugene ChevroletC. Eugene "Gene" Cheney, 86 of Upper Sandusky, died unexpectedly Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Florida Hospital Zephyrhills.

He was born February 28, 1932 in Richwood to the late Sturgis and Gladys (Flesher) Cheney.  He was also preceded in death by a son, Steven Cheney; two brothers, John and Robert Cheney and two sisters, Carolyn Cheney and Sara Shields.

On September 2, 1956 he married the former Isabell (McElroy) in Richwood and she survives in Upper Sandusky.

Gene served in the Army from 1953 to 1955. He owned and operated Cheney Chevrolet in Carey for many years. Later he served as Wyandot County Treasurer for 15 years. He and Isabell were members of the John Stewart United Methodist Church in Upper Sandusky, they had also been members of the Grace UMC in Carey and the Richwood First UMC. Gene had served on the Board of Directors of the Commercial Savings Bank and the Wyandot County Council on Aging.

He loved golfing, owned horses and enjoyed watching Harness Racing, was an avid OSU Buckeye fan.
But the true joy for Gene was his family, he did not miss many of his kids and grandkids activities.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Daren (Lisa) Cheney, Findlay; daughter, Karen (Rodney) Taylor, Holland; five grandchildren, Aaron (Katie), Matt, and Andrew Cheney; Kellen and Kurtis Taylor; a sister, Phyllis Oman, Richwood and a sister in law Melva Cheney of Richwood

Funeral services will be Friday, March 16, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the First United Methodist Church in Richwood, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Rev. Brian Arnold will officiate. Friends may call Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the John Stewart United Methodist Church in Upper Sandusky from 4 to 7 PM. Burial will take place at a later date in the Claibourne Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to John Stewart United Methodist Church, 130 W Johnson St, Upper Sandusky, OH 43351 and Richwood First United Methodist Church, 18 S. Fulton Street, Richwood, OH 43344.

The Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood is assisting the family

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: Carol Minehart
Upper Sandusky, Ohio
Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 9:52 PM

We are so saddened to hear of the sudden loss of Gene.  What a wonderful man he was.  Love and prayers are sent for you , Isabell.

#2 from: Rick and Nancy Hoffman
Richwood, OH
Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 12:22 AM

Gene was one of the nicest men we have ever known.  We are so glad we were able  to visit with him in February.  I’ve known Gene and Isabelle for all of my life.  Such a special loving couple!  Rick even drove to Carey to buy his first new truck.   Love to all. Prayers!🙏

#3 from: johna nibert
Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 2:15 AM

So sorry to hear the loss of Gene. Your family has my sympathy
            Johna Nibert

#4 from: Dirk Cheney
Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 4:49 AM

Words cannot express my grief over Gene's passing. We didn't see each other much, but I loved Gene very much. It is heartbreaking losing him so soon after Bobby. I'm sure they are together, along with the rest of the clan, treading the streets of gold. I can imagine a Cheney Ave., lined with wonderful mansions in our Lord's realm. All of our kin residing side by side, closer than ever. Perhaps even a Cheney City. My prayers are with you, asking God to envelope you with His graces and to ease your pain and suffering. Rest with peaceful assurance, Heaven is most assuredly one more Cheney richer this day.

#5 from: Julia and Don Thogmartin
Seabrook Island, SC
Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 7:03 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

#6 from: John and Kay Coder
 Marion Ohio
Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 7:35 AM

John and I are so sorry for your lost .Rest in Peace Gene and may the family find peace in the days to come.

John and Kay Coder

#7 from: Russ Cline
Lancaster, Ohio
Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 8:29 AM

Isabelle and Family
We were very saddened by Genes sudden passing, It was always great to talk about the Buckeyes I loved talking to him at Scioto Downs about the horses. He was a true gentleman.  Our sympathy. Russ and Sarah

#8 from: Roy & Yvonne Joseph
Gloucester, VA
Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 10:30 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sorry for your loss. May the peace in knowing Christ be with you and your family.  
Love to all!

#9 from: Don & Darlene Krawczyk
Richwood, OH
Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 11:36 AM

Isabell & family . . . we were saddened to learn of the passing of Gene.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.   Our sincere condolences.

#10 from: Janie Driscoll
Toledo, Ohio
Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Dear Karen, Rod, Kurtis,and Kellen,
We are all so sorry to hear of the loss of Gene.  We have fond memories of "Grandpa Cheney"  He was such a loving and gentle soul, and we know he will be deeply missed by all who knew him.  Sending prayers and hugs to all of you.
The Driscoll, The Murphy and The Luchies Families

#11 from: Kara Choate/Dawn Duncan
1036 College Ave. Adrian MI 49221
Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 6:32 PM

Isabell & Family,

So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Kara Choate
Dawn Duncan

(Daughters of Kyle Benjamin)

#12 from: Mona Eddy
Zephyrhills, Florida
Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 6:56 PM

Isabelle and family, we send much love and sympathy for your loss. Gene was indeed a very special man and I'm so glad to have the afternoon together when you came to Canandaigua, NY for your family reunion. The two of you have been such wonderful winter family members in Happy Days.  May you feel the love of Jesus while you're on this most difficult transition.  God has another wonderful God loving member in heaven.

Mona and Mick Eddy

#13 from: Margaret Jay
Zephyrhills, Florida
Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 9:44 PM

My sincere sympathy Isabelle and Family.  Gene never walked by my place without waving.  He will be missed and remembered at Happy Days.

#14 from: Davene Price
Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 11:01 PM

Isabell, our sincere sympathy to you and your family   We were privileged to have enjoyed you folks at Happy Days   Gene always had  such a wonderful smile and a gentle spirit
We will miss him   We will see him  again  when we all get to Heaven  and what a day that will be   LOVe   Davene and Bill

#15 from: teresa gosche
Findlay, Ohio
Wed, Mar 14, 2018 at 8:44 AM

sincerest sympathy, Teresa Gosche

#16 from: Marge Retterer
Wed, Mar 14, 2018 at 9:05 AM

Isabel, I am so sorry for Gene’s passing.will be thinking about you.  Marge

#17 from: Tom Glenz
Wed, Mar 14, 2018 at 10:02 AM

I would like to express my deep sympathy to your family. I only meet Gene a few times, but he was always sincere and friendly, with a sharp since of humor.  My sincere condolences to the entire family.

Tom Glenz  (Diane McElroy's husband)  

#18 from: BOB GIBSON
Wed, Mar 14, 2018 at 11:18 AM


#19 from: mike morgan
Wed, Mar 14, 2018 at 2:41 PM

Gene and Bob were the kindest men on earth, they are with Steven and Kevin, thoughts and prayers....mike morgan

#20 from: Gray and Debbie Adams
3839 William Hume Dr
Wed, Mar 14, 2018 at 9:42 PM

We sure have had some great memories with you and Gene.  We will really miss Gene so very much. r
I'll really miss playing golf with him and the rivalry of our favorite schools. Go blue!

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