Obituary Record

Eugene Oran Ford
Died on 12/5/1990

Eugene Oran Ford, 73

Services were Saturday, December 8, at Fusselman-Perry—Roby Funeral Home Chapel in Plattsmouth, Nebraska, for Eugene Oran Ford, 73 of Plattsmouth, who died at his home December 5, 1990. Rev. Larry Hammons officiated. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Nehawka, Nebraska.

Eugene Oran Ford was born February 13, 1917, at Nehawka to Emery Allan and Mattie Hayes Ford. He moved to Missouri at the age of three and lived there until he was 17, attending school there.

He was in the Conservation Corp Camp for two years. He served in the United States Navy and was a Seaman First Class during World War II.

After being discharged, he resided at Weeping Water, Auburn, Fort Calhoun and Plattsmouth where he worked in the rock quarries as foreman. He retired in 1981.

He was a member of First Christian Church in Plattsmouth. He was a life-time member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Plattsmouth.

He married Velma LaVern May 7, 1938, in Watson, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Roger in 1964; three brothers, Harold Ford, Douglas Ford and E. A. Ford, Jr.; and two sisters, Blanche and Eloise.

He is survived by his wife, Velma Ford of Plattsmouth; three sons and daughters-in-law, Raymond and Jeanette Ford of LaVista, Nebraska; Michael and Kathy Ford of Plattsmouth; Patrick and Sandra Ford, also of Plattsmouth; four daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara Lea of Plattsmouth, Brenda and Leonard Garrett of Nebraska City, Nebraska; Esther Prassel of Plattsmouth; and Linda and William Ayers of Atlantic, Iowa. Twenty grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; one brother, Ned Ford of Portage, Indiana; and three sisters and their husbands, Hazel and Lee Mayfield of Chetopa, Kansas; Esther Howell of Nebraska City; and Marjorie and Roy Nichols of Auburn, Nebraska also survive him.

Pallbearers were Jerry Dugan, Elmer Howell, Albert Johnson, Steve Johnson, Bob Nichols, and Joe Nichols.

Honorary pallbearers were Frank Nichols, Gene Snodgrass, George Winscot, Everett Rozell, William Gochenour, Henry Adkins and Don Mrasek.

Memorials may be given to the family’s choice.

Fusselman-Perry-Roby Funeral Home in Plattsmouth was in charge of arrangements.


~~~Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library~~~