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Gene I Borders

February 4, 1929 — August 22, 2022

Diamond

Gene I Borders

Age 93, of Diamond, Illinois and formerly Chicago, Blue Island and New Lenox, passed away at 6:02 a.m. on Monday, August 22, 2022, at Park Pointe Nursing and Rehabilitation in Morris, Illinois.

Born February 4, 1929, in Chicago, a son to Walter Paul and Mary Inez (Sneed) Borders. On October 11, 1947, he married Pearl Campbell in Blue Island, Il and together they cherished 74 years of marriage. Gene and Pearl lived many years in Blue Island and New Lenox, IL before moving to Diamond. He thoroughly enjoyed wood working and worked as a cabinet maker for most of his life. Gene was a loving husband, father and grandfather who cherished his family and will be deeply missed.

Survivors include his wife Pearl Borders of Diamond; four children: Margaret Howard of Rockledge, IL, Janice (Peter) Rossi of Morris, Bonnie (Richard) Gill of Cody, Wyoming and Claude Borders of Las Vegas, Nevada; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, one half-brother and one half-sister.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2022, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 N. Broadway (one block north of Illinois Route 113) in Coal City. Funeral services will follow on Friday morning, August 26, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Pastor Joe Schripsema will officiate, and burial will be in Chapel Hill Gardens South Cemetery, Oak Lawn.

Preferred memorials in Gene's memory may be made to Braceville United Methodist Church.

Friends and family are encouraged to upload photos, sign the online guestbook and share Gene's memorial page via social media by logging onto www.ReevesFuneral.com.

Funeral arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Home in Coal City. (815-634-2125)

To send flowers to the family in memory of Gene I Borders, please visit our flower store.

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Visitation

Monday, August 22, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Reeves Funeral Home Coal City

75 North Broadway, Coal City, IL 60416

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Funeral Service

Friday, August 26, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Reeves Funeral Home Coal City

75 North Broadway, Coal City, IL 60416

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