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Lowell Eugene ‘Gene-o’ Line

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Lowell Eugene “Gene-o” Line, 78, of Bellefontaine, passed away peacefully at his home Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012.

He was born in Logan County on Feb. 22, 1934, to the late Lowell Jesse and Mildred Almeda Staley Line. He also was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Blaine.

He is survived by his former wife, Roxie Line, and their children, Gina (Rob) Fill of Hilliard, Marcy (Brad) Ward of Columbus, Larry Line of Tucson, Ariz., Lance (Jennifer) Line of Bellefontaine and Kimberly Ogelsbee of Bellefontaine; four grandchildren, Kayla Line, Billy Ogelsbee, Levi Ogelsbee and Rylee Ogelsbee; two sisters, Liz (Harold) Cavinder of Sidney and Leila (Clint) Morris of Urbana; a brother, Larry (Dianne) Line of Russells Point; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A U.S. Air Force veteran, Gene-o retired from Airstream after 38 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion in Sidney and served as commander of the Jackson Center VFW in 1975-76 and 1984-85.

Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Smith-Eichholtz Funeral Home, Jackson Center, where a funeral service is at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Burial is in Walnut Hill Cemetery, New Hampshire, with military rites by the Logan County Veterans Honor Guard.

In celebration of Gene-o’s life, family and friends are invited to Route 47 Bar & Grill in Port Jefferson following the committal service at the cemetery.

Memorial contribution may be made to any veteran organization.

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