Mr. Eugene M. Way, Abingdon Chapel

obit_us_flag.jpgway-eugene-photo.jpg81, of 300 W. Memorial Dr., died at 9:05 pm Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at his home.
He was born on July 10, 1929 in Abingdon, the son of Forrest M. and Sarah Mae (Thurman) Way. He married Ruby I. Olomon on August 10, 1951 in Abingdon.
He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-nine years, Ruby; three sons, David (and Diane) Way of Pella, Iowa, Randy (and Patti) Way of Peoria and Daniel (and Cathy) Way of Knoxville; one daughter, Rhonda (and Ed) Kunkle of Prairie City; twelve grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; one brother, Bryon (and Kathy) Way of Galesburg; two sisters, Shirley (and Gene) Overcash of London Mills and Carolyn Jackson of Canton, Texas.
He served in the Army and Army Reserves for thirty years retiring with the rank of Master Sergeant. He worked at the strip mines near Middlegrove, retiring in 1983. He also farmed. He had lived in the Maquon, Gilson, Avon and Abingdon areas most of his life.
Gene was a Mason for fifty-three years with the Maquon Masonic Lodge #530. He was a member of the Harry E. Wiles American Legion Post #381 in Abingdon and the VFW Post #1422 in Bushnell.
He liked to ride his motorcycle and on the farm he enjoyed his tractors. He was a good grandpa and enjoyed spending time with his grandkids.
Cremation will be accorded. The family will receive friends from 9:00 am to 11:00 am Monday, April 4, 2011 at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel followed by a prayer service led by Mrs. Eleanor Landon. Military Rites will be conducted by the Harry E. Wiles American Legion Post #381. Private burial will be held at a later date in the Abingdon Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Galesburg Rescue Mission. Online condolences may be made at

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10 Guestbook Entries to “Mr. Eugene M. Way, Abingdon Chapel”

  1. Dave
    We are with you in spirit if not physically. Thinking of you and your family. Thoughts and prayers.

  2. My deepest sympathy goes out to Ruby and her family .

  3. I am very sorry for your loss. I recently started a new job and will not be able to attend, but you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Ruby and Family

    May the Love of God , the warmth of family , and the fellowship of friends surround you at this time of sorrow .

  5. It was an Honor to work with such a gentleman as Gene:

    Victoria Coal Mine

    Russell W Fuller
    217 Blair St.
    Galesburg, IL 61401

  6. Dear Ruby and family,
    I’m deeply saddened by your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers during these difficult days ahead.

  7. Dave Way family; My sympathies go out to you and your family. Your in our prayers.

  8. Ruby, I had just heard of Gene’s illness. My sympathy to you and your family…you are definately in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Ruby , you and Gene have been good neibghbors for years, we wish to express our sympathy to you and your family. You have been in our thoughts and prayers

  10. My prayers are with Ruby and her family. I had the pleasure of meeting Gene and Ruby during the short time I took care of Lucille. I am very sorry for your loss.

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