Eugene A. McClellan
January 12, 1941 - May 16, 2020
Eugene A. McClellan, age 79, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020, at his home. He was born January 12, 1941, in Council Grove, Kansas, the son of Julius Eugene McClellan and Beulah Martin McClellan. Gene graduated from the Wilsey, Kansas High School and later served for two years with the Kansas Army National Guard. In the 1970’s, Mid-Western Distribution brought Gene to Ft. Scott, Kansas. He married Julie Simmons Hutchison on November 18, 1978; they had two children together. Gene later worked for both RC and Coca-Cola Companies. Gene and Julie began their own upholstery business, Gene’s Upholstery, in 1983. Gene was an avid fisherman and enjoyed visiting with his many friends and fishing buddies. He was a past member of the Lions Club, the Elks Lodge and the First Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Julie, of the home; seven children, Brenda Pense (Jim) of Yelm, Washington, Tricia Heston (Doug), of Scottsdale, Arizona, Rick McClellan (Teresa), New Bloomfield, Missouri, Chuck McClellan (Tina), of Quemado, New Mexico, Cheryl McClellan, Josh McClellan (Rechelle), of Nevada, Missouri and Matt McClellan (Star), of Ft. Scott, Kansas; two step-children, Daren Hutchison (Kristen) and Jill Durbin (Jesse), all of Ft. Scott, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers, Harold McClellan (Debbie), of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Larry McClellan (Gail), of Billings, Montana and Randy McClellan, of Olathe, Kansas and two sisters, Cheryl Hunley (Wayne) and Carol McClellan, all of Olathe. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Gary McClellan and two sisters, Sue Ann McClellan who died in infancy and Judy Swanson.
There was cremation and no services are planned at this time. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association, Integrity Hospice or the Diabetes Association and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.