Sifford

Eugene E. Sifford Jr. passed away on July 20, 2019 at the age of 89. He was the beloved husband of Rose Marie Sifford nee Hastings of Lake Saint Louis, Missouri; He is survived by his three sons, Rocky (Leticia) Sifford of Fort Myers, FL, Alan Kent Sifford of Rapid City, SD, Matt (Karen) Sifford of Wentzville, MO; two daughters, Kathy Hudson of Lake St. Louis, MO, Cindy Ann (Kenn) Niedbalski of Cottleville, MO; brother, Bob Sifford of Potosi, MO; sister, Betty Wineman of Broseley, MO; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his father, Eugene Edgar Sifford, Sr., mother, Cora Sifford nee McSwain.  

Eugene was a member of First Baptist Church of Lake St. Louis.  He served in the U. S. Air Force and the National Guard and was one of the founders of the Optimist Club (first president).  His career spanned 45 years in education including administration and teaching, having taught in every grade.  He loved golf, fishing, did mission work, and a was volunteer building schools and churches.  Eugene was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend.   He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Visitation were held Friday, July 26 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Parkway, Wentzville, MO 63385. Funeral service was July 26 at 11 a.m. at Pitman Funeral Home in Wentzville, with interment in Linn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made payable to:  Gideon’s International in care of Pitman Funeral Home, P. O. Box 248, Wentzville, MO  63385.

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