In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Children's Hospital or New Melle VFW, care of Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Parkway, Wentzville, M0, 63385.
Mr. Steward is survived by his daughter, Marilyn Steward of Florissant, MO, daughter, Kathy (Todd) Troughton of Dardenne Prairie, MO, and brother, Loy Steward of Clinton, IL. He was the beloved grandfather of granddaughter, Ellie, granddaughter, Meghan, and grandson, Jake.
He was preceded in death by his father, Archibald Steward, mother, Edith Steward, and wife, Mariam Steward.
He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 5651. He was a retired employee of Southwestern Bell and worked as a construction foreman in the telecommunications industry. During WWII, Gene served in the U.S. Navy.