Gene F. DuVall

Gene F. DuVall,
84, of O'Fallon, Illinois, born Wednesday, October 5, 1927, in East St. Louis, IL, died Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at Relais Bonne Eau in Edwardsville, Illinois.

Gene was a retired Purchasing Agent for TaraCorp Industries, Granite City, IL. He was a member of First United Presbyterian Church, Belleville Illinois, and 50 year member of the church choir .  

He was preceded in death by his:

  • First Wife: Gladys nee Schulte DuVall
  • Parents: Harley L. and Cora Lee nee Holcomb, DuVall
  • Brother: Harry Stratton
  • Sister: Lois Dean O'Neal
  • Son-in-Law: Michael Hemann

Surviving are his:

  • Wife: Rose A nee Cruikshank DuVall of O'Fallon, IL
  • Daughter: Lisa Hemann of Troy, IL
  • Son: Gregg DuVall of Taylorville, IL
  • Daughter: Karen (Rob) Simon of Marthasville, MO
  • Stepdaughter: Anna (Jeff) Hunter of Colorado Springs, CO
  • Sister: Frieda Stevenson of Saint Charles, MO
  • Grandchildren
    • Melissa (Matthew) McCain
    • Scott Simon
    • Kathryn Hunter
    • Ellianna Hunter
  • Great-Grandchildren
    • Kayleigh Widdows
    • Breahna Lange
    • Dylan McCain
  • Dear nieces and nephews

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Relais Bonne Eau Hospice Home or First United Presbyterian Church.

Visitation:  Friends may call from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Thursday, March 22, 2012 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois and from 9:30 am - 10:00 am Friday, March 23, 2012 at First United Presbyterian Church in Belleville, Illinois.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Friday, March 23, 2012 at First United Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Andrew Kramer officiating  Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Illinois.

Condolences left for Gene F. DuVall:

    Rose and family, Thinking of you. Gene certainly fought a long hard battle and now he is at rest. Please accept my condolence.

    Marilyn Linton Belleville IL 62226

    Gene was a good man who dearly loved his family and was a tower of strength to those of us in his church family. He was a gentle man who knew his worth and gave freely of his time and talent. He will truly be missed. God bless Rose and the rest of the his family.

    Les & Alison O'Neal Fairview Heights Illinois 62208

    Dear Rose , I am so sorry that I can't be with you at this time. I have rolled my ankle and am in a boot , so I can't drive, just wanted you to know I will be thinking of you , if you ever need to talk please call me . So sorry to hear the news of your precious husband.

    Evelyn Edmiston Smithton Ill 62285

    We wish we were there with the family today. Uncle Gene was such a sweet man!!! Love you all!!! Heather Braden & Family

    Heather Stratford Texas 79084

    Dear Rose,
    My love and prayers go out to you and the family as you continue to celebrate the blessings Gene shared. There are simply too many warm feelings and experiences I will always cherrish to post in this small space. Gene was the first person to come to our house twelve years ago when Dick died. I am sure that Dick was among the first in line to greet Gene and show him the ropes in Heaven. Can't you imagine the fun they are having? Gene was a good friend and an "angel" on earth to Dick and others. Now Gene is everyone's anagel in heaven.

    Annette Grove Belleville Illinois 62221-4515

    We were out of town for a couple weeks and just saw that Gene passed away. We wanted to express our sympathies to you. We enjoyed meeting him and talking with the two of you when you would come for honey. Please be assured of our prayers at this time.

    Dolton and Marian Ammons Caseyville Illinois 62232

    Dear Rose:

    Gene was the best boss I ever had. I worked for him in 1985 when I was pregnant with my son Robert and could not work in the lab due to the lead exposure.
    He reminded my of my father who passed in 1979. They were both warm, generous, and loving people capable of great empathy and understanding.
    Although I have not kept in touch, I have always remembered him fondly. I know how happy he was to find you. You gave each other many years of happiness I am sure.


    Carolyn Gregg St. Charles Missouir 63304