Calvin E. ‘Gene’ Sines


Calvin E. “Gene” Sines, 90, of West Mansfield, died early Sunday, March 8, 2015, at Memorial Hospital of Union County in Marysville, surrounded by his children.

He was born in Ostrander on Oct. 23, 1924, a son of the late Henry and Marvel Drake Sines.

On June 9, 1942, he married the former Doris Phipps at the Raymond United Methodist Church and she preceded him in death Jan. 10, 2005. He also was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Carlie Gaston; and a brother, Howard Sines.

Gene is survived by his children, Donald (Sharyl) Sines of West Mansfield and Josephine (Jerry) Sloop of Richwood; grandchildren, Julie (Todd) Mobley, Steve (Teresa) Sines, Stacie (Arty) Sedgwick and Carrie Sloop; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Jessi and Tate Mobley, Sydney and Tanner Sines, Lauren, Kayla, Trey, Shelby and Courtney Sedgwick and Corbin Gaston; a sister, Cleo Smith of Hamilton; sister-in-law, Mary Sines; brother-in-law, Bill (Connie) Phipps; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A 1940 graduate of Marysville High School, Gene served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in the 285th Combat Engineers and reconnaissance in the European Theater, receiving three Bronze Stars. After his service, he owned and operated Sines Roofing and Heating and later owned and operated C.E. Sines Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning.

He was a member of the West Mansfield United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 603 in West Mansfield and was a past member of the West Mansfield Lions Club, the West Mansfield Volunteer Fire Department, the Antioch Shriners and was a 32nd Degree Mason.

Gene enjoyed traveling with Doris, taking trips overseas and winter trips to Las Vegas, and woodworking.

The Rev. Doug Thompson officiates a memorial service at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 15, at the West Mansfield United Methodist Church, where visitation is one hour prior. Burial is at a later date in the Greenlawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the church, 212 E. Center St., West Mansfield 43358.  

Arrangements were handled by the Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield, where condolences may be expressed at