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Eugene "Gene" Scales, 88, passed away August 31, 2013 in his home, surrounded by family, at Santa Marta Retirement Community, Olathe, KS. Eugene was born January 4, 1925 in West Plains, MO to Guy & Vera Scales. Gene was a construction contractor who lived & worked in Lawrence, KS until he retired. His greatest passion was Jazz music and was proud to have been a drummer in the "Junkyard Jazz" band. He loved KU basketball, dancing, fishing & spending time with his family at their Lake Dabinawa home. Gene's greatest legacy was his love & devotion to his family. He was preceded in death by parents, Guy & Vera; sisters, Lois Edwards & Ruby Hamilton. Survivors are wife of 62 years, Jean; son, Scott Scales (Joyce); daughters, Debra Heasley & Michelle Hundley (Brian); nine grandchildren & one great grandchild; brother, Wallace and nieces & nephews. A Memorial Service, 11 am, Friday, Sept., 20 at Santa Marta Retirement Community, 13800 W 116th Street, Olathe, KS. Gene's ashes will be entombed at Resurrection Cemetery, 83rd & Quivira, Lenexa, KS following the service. The family would like to thank Crossroads Hospice for their support of family and loving care of Gene.
KC Funeral Directors 913-262-6310
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on Sept. 17, 2013