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obit Raymond Eugene picRaymond Eugene “Gene” Willoughby, 80, of the Bowerston area, passed away Saturday April 19, 2014 following complications of a brief illness.  Born November 15, 1933 at Dennison, he was a son of the late Harry Michael and Myrtle (Insley) Willoughby.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his mother and father-in-law, William and Anna Addleman; three brothers, Doyle (Anna) Willoughby, Dick Willoughby, and Bill Willoughby.

Services for Gene, officiated by Rev. Rodney Bowers and Rev. Mark Unrue, will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 23 in the R.K. Lindsey Funeral Home in Dennison. Internment will follow at Tunnel Hill Cemetery near Bowerston. Family and friends are invited to call at the funeral home from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22. In recognition of his love of learning, those wishing to honor Gene’s memory with a memorial donation are encouraged to do so to the Raymond Gene Willoughby Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Conotton Valley Rocket Foundation, P.O. Box 1021, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

A full obituary will appear in the next print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.