Maupin, Eugene

Eugene Maupin, age 76, of Fortuna, passed away Sunday, November 3, 2013, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. He was born July 18, 1937, in Moniteau County, Missouri, a son of Ivan O. and Hilda (Brandt) Maupin.

On June 1, 1957, in Eldon, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Marie Lupardus, who survives the home.

Eugene farmed most of his life with many other interests including, a fencing business, construction, welding and was a cattleman as well as a grain farmer. When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed talking on his CB radio, hunting and visiting with family, friends and neighbors.

He was a member of the Campfire Fellowship Cowboy Church in Tipton.

In addition to his wife, Marie, he is survived by a son, Darrel Maupin of the home; daughters, Kathy Bentch and husband Dale of Versailles, Missouri, Beth Merriott and husband Joe of Versailles, Missouri and Linda Williams and husband Doug of Bonnots Mill, Missouri; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; his mother, Hilda Maupin currently residing at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles, Missouri; brother, Herman Jobe of Florida; sister, JoAnn Brandt of Mississippi; and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his father Ivan O. Maupin and sixteen brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 6th, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Dave Zapf officiating. Graveside services and interment will follow in the Newkirk Cemetery in Fortuna. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice Compassus, 5780 Osage Beach Parkway Suite 230, Osage Beach, Missouri 65065.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.