Gene Alan McFadden
Gene Alan McFadden of Waverly, Mo., was born in Marshall on Aug. 19, 1928, to Schley and Fern Fletcher McFadden. He graduated from Central Methodist College in Fayette, Mo., and was drafted into the Korean War as a Private, where he served 14 months overseas, returning home as a Staff Sergeant. He then received his PhD at Kansas State University, completed his internship at Ogden Regional Medical Center in Utah and later became a fellow of Family Practice. Gene returned to the community he grew up in as a physician where a few of his achievements included: Starting the first Mental Health Association for Johnson and Lafayette counties; serving as medical director in multiple nursing homes in Lafayette, Ray and Carroll counties; receiving appreciation from the Missouri Academy of Family Physicians for 25 years of service in 1989; and receiving Life Care Appreciation for 10 years as medical director. When not contributing to the community, Gene enjoyed traveling with his wife, watching the sun set, story telling, dancing, summer family vacations on Kiawah Island, and time on the farm which, over the years, consisted of sheep, cows, horses, ostrich and chickens.
He passed from this life on Oct. 4, 2021, at 9:45 a.m. Gene is survived by his wife of 51 years, Evalyn Charlene Mudd; son Michael and his wife, Cathy Robinson; grandchildren Megan, Patrick and wife Megan and two great-grandchildren, Connor and Hannah; granddaughter Kelly and husband Denton Brader and great-granddaughter Coraline; daughter Ellen Westfield; daughter Margaret Larson and grandchildren Hannah and Jacob; and daughter Thomasina and husband Mark Shipman.
A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Nov. 27, 2021, at 1 p.m. at the Eagle Bluff Ranch in Waverly, Mo. Friends and family are welcome.