Chester Eugene "Gene" Dickey
February 7, 1945  -  February 27, 2018

Chester Eugene "Gene" Dickey

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Webb & Rodrick Chapel
306 W. Main
Independence, KS  67301
Friday, March 2, 2018
3:00 p.m.
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116 S. 23rd
Independence, KS  67301

I served in the Marine.

Chester Eugene (Gene) Dickey, 73, Elk City, Kansas passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at Labette Health in Independence, Kansas. Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m., Friday, March 2, 2018 at Webb & Rodrick Chapel and Crematory with Reverend Darrin Melton of First Church of the Nazarene officiating. Cremation will follow the funeral service. Memorials may be made to AWOL and may be left with the chapel.

Gene was born February 7, 1945 in Ft. Scott, Kansas to Robert Eldon and Juanita (Reynolds) Dickey. He attended schools in Wichita, Kansas graduating in 1963. Following his graduation, Gene joined the Marine Corps Reserves in 1963. He also attended trade school in Dallas, Texas. On July 2, 1964 Gene was united in marriage to Janifred (Jan) Holcom. Jan passed away on May 23, 2010. Gene then married Janice Harclerode Nance on September 27, 2011. Gene was employed by KG&E / Westar as a Substation Foreman until his retirement in 2002. Gene loved living in the country and will be remembered as a good neighbor and friend to those around him.

Gene was preceded in death by his father, Eldon; his wife, Jan; and his brother, Bob Dickey. Those left to treasure his memory include his mother, Juanita Dickey, Wichita, Kansas; his wife, Janice of the home; his son, Michael (Valerie) Dickey and eight grandchildren, Liberty, Missouri; his brother, Bill (Nettie) Dickey, Springfield, Missouri; his sister, Marilyn (Tim) Butcher, Wichita, Kansas; and many other friends and extended family.

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  1. Donna Stong Huntington
    Grove, OK

    Read of Gene's passing this evening in the Montgomery County Chronicle. So sorry for your loss! Prayers for you and his family.

  2. Linda Miller
    Neodesha, KS

    Janice, so very sorry about Gene's passing. He was certainly one of the good people.

  3. Robert & Sharon Speer
    Coffeyville, KS

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We were neighbors and attended Bible Studies in Gene's home a few years back.

  4. Ken Hepburn
    Northfied, VT

    I am sorry to hear about your loss. My love thoughts and prayers go out to the family & friends. Rest in peace. Sincerely, Ken

  5. Kathy Tallman
    Liberty, KS

    Janice , you and Gene's family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Daniel Ellis
    Independence, KS

    I'm sorry for your loss. I'm here for you if you need me.


  7. Judy Gerstenkorn
    Independence, KS

    Janice, sent with thoughts and prayers for you and Gene's family.

  8. Pat Venable
    Liberal, MO

    So sorry, have many fond memories when we kids ,.
    Love and Prayers
    Aunt Pat and Family

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