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Patten, II, Eugene H.

Patten, II, Eugene H.

May 11, 1963 — February 17, 2021

Eugene Harley Patten, II “Gene”, 57, of Lee’s Summit, MO, and formerly of Kearney, MO, passed away February 17, 2021, at St. Luke’s Hospice House with family at his side.

Gene was born May 11, 1963, in Glendale, California the eldest of four children of Eugene H. and Helen (Benassi) Patten. He grew up in Kearny where he graduated from high school, Gene later received his Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla and his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

Gene was a hero to his daughters and the smartest man they knew (he was, after all, a literal rocket scientist!). He had a sense of humor that brought levity to the toughest of situations. He was an avid player of games, his favorite being Starcraft. And with the game of all games being life, he played a good one.

Gene was preceded in death by his father, Eugene H. Patten. Survivors include his daughters, Samantha Patten (Julio Rivera) and Alexandra Patten, and their mother and Gene’s beloved companion of 36 years, April Patten. He also leaves his mother, Helen Patten; siblings, Brenda Hampton, Susan Mayfield and Thomas Patten (Merlita); as well as nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Visitation will begin at 2:00 pm, followed by funeral services at 3:00 pm, on Saturday, February 27, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, Liberty, MO. Burial will follow in Glenridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or to St. Luke’s Hospice House, Kansas City, MO.

Service Information

Visitation will begin at 2:00 pm, followed by funeral services at 3:00 pm, on Saturday, February 27, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, Liberty, MO. Burial will follow in Glenridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or to St. Luke’s Hospice House, Kansas City, MO.

Patten, II, Eugene H.'s Guestbook

My memories of Gene mostly stem from childhood. He was always so smart, athletic and full of vigor. One of the things I always admired about him was his confident, almost mischievous, yet welcoming smile. It was truly amazing to watch him and his family flourish over the years. He clearly loved, and was loved by all to whom he gave his heart. I wish for his family warmth, peace and hope during this very difficult time. Warm regards, Jacqui

Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter

So many memories. A long and distinguished list.

Carter Foss

Very sorry to learn of Gene's passing. So many fond memories swimming and working together at the Kearney swimming pool. My deepest sympathy to Gene's family, I am sure you will be comforted by many fond memories.

James Munkirs

When Gene was in High School and I was in Junior High, he and his family lived about a mile down the road from us. Without going into any detail, Gene looked out for me and counseled me on more than one occasion and I was and am forever grateful for his guidance. God bless his family! I know Gene is with God and is still looking out for others.

Amie Guenther Redington

his girls are right he was the smartest person I knew and a good friend in high school and not surprised he was a rocket scientist god bless the family

jeff garton

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