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Gene Raymond Greenwood

July 21, 1950 — July 2, 2020

Gene Raymond Greenwood, age 69, of Marion, passed away peacefully at his home at 3:57pm on Thursday, July 2, 2020 with his loving family by his side.

Gene was born in Chicago on July 21, 1950, the son of Smith Eugene and Anna May (Binkley) Greenwood. He married Elena Emma Veltri in Chicago on August 12, 1989.

Gene retired from the Marion VA as Maintenance and Operations Supervisor and Project Supervisor. He was instrumental in all aspects of the Engineering Department. Gene enjoyed working on motors, repairing equipment, and working construction. He was talented with several other interests and hobbies. He loved helping family and friends.  Gene enjoyed traveling and especially loved his visits to Italy with his wife.  Gene will be remembered for his dedication, strength and heart by many that knew and loved him.

Survivors include:

Wife- Elena Greenwood of Marion

Daughter- Kristina Gray of Colorado

Son- Larry and Laura Greenwood of Kankakee

Daughter- Suzanne Greenwood of Kankakee

Daughter- Tracey and Ruen Mofield of Marion

Son- Brian and Krista Provenzano of Marion

Daughter- Melissa and Darrell Hunt of Marion

Fifteen Grandchildren-

Devetria Ivan Hughes of Colorado

Taben Tignor of Colorado

Kayonna, Jaylynn, and Adelena Pinto

Shylan and Darren Mofield

Abbey Davis

Emily Edwards

Alyssa O’Gara

Isabella and Anthony Provenzano

Makayla, Maleah, Mariah Hunt

Three Great Grandchildren-

Bennett and Beckett Mofield and Kaynen Ivan Davis

Four Brothers-

Bob Greenwood of Marion

Richard Greenwood of Chicago

Ron Greenwood of Chicago

Jim Greenwood of Salem

Sister- Nancy and Joe Lindsted of Chicago

Several nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his parents, son- Danny Greenwood, and brother- Gary Greenwood.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, July 10, 2020 at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion with Pastor Jason McKinnies officiating.  Entombment will follow at Egyptian Memorial Gardens in Energy. Military rites will be presented by members of the VFW Post 1301, American Legion Post 147, and members of the National Guard Flag Detail Unit. A time of visitation will be held from 12-1pm on Friday, July 10, 2020 at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion.

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and will be accepted at the funeral home.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Gene Raymond Greenwood, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Starts at 1:00 pm

Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

800 North Market Street, Marion, IL 62959

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