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COBDEN — Gene Anthony Cramer, 72, formerly of Sandoval, died peacefully Tuesday April 10, 2018.

Gene was born June 8, 1945, in Chicago, the son of Andrew and Jennie (Saiz) Cramer.

Gene worked at his father’s service station and the J R Centre in Anna.

Gene was an avid St. Louis Cardinal and Elvis Fan. He loved music, dancing, singing and playing his guitar. He was a history buff and loved Classic Cars.

Gene is survived by his sister, Eileen (Cramer) Troutt-Ervin and husband, Bob Perry; nephew, Andrew Troutt; niece, Marleen (Troutt) Shepherd; great- nephew, Isaiah Shepherd; stepnieces, Kathi (Ervin) Odum, Julie (Ervin) Yates; stepnephews, Steve and David Ervin; cousins, Frank and Alice Keller; and many other cousins and family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers-in-law, Marvin Troutt and Osbin Ervin; and aunts and uncles.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, April 16, with funeral at 2 p.m. at First Christian Church of Carbondale.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sparrow Coalition, 306 W. Monroe St., Carbondale, IL 62901 or Chamness Care Memorial Fund, P.O. Box I, Jonesboro, IL 62952.

Chamness Care took such wonderful care of Gene for more than 22 years. Gene loved people and was always Kind.

Huffman-Harker-Walker Funeral of Carbondale entrusted with arrangements.

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