Gene Raymond Greenwood

Jul 21st, 1950 - Jul 2nd, 2020


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Fri, Jul. 10th, 2020 12:00 - 1:00 PM


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Fri, Jul. 10th, 2020 1:00 PM


Egyptian Memorial Gardens

Fri, Jul. 10th, 2020

Gene Raymond Greenwood

Gene Raymond Greenwood, age 69, of Marion, passed away peacefully at his home at 3:57pm on Thursday, July 2, 2020 with his loving family by his side.

Gene was born in Chicago on July 21, 1950, the son of Smith Eugene and Anna May (Binkley) Greenwood. He married Elena Emma Veltri in Chicago on August 12, 1989.

Gene retired from the Marion VA as Maintenance and Operations Supervisor and Project Supervisor. He was instrumental in all aspects of the Engineering Department. Gene enjoyed working on motors, repairing equipment, and working construction. He was talented with several other interests and hobbies. He loved helping family and friends.  Gene enjoyed traveling and especially loved his visits to Italy with his wife.  Gene will be remembered for his dedication, strength and heart by many that knew and loved him.

Survivors include:

Wife- Elena Greenwood of Marion

Daughter- Kristina Gray of Colorado

Son- Larry and Laura Greenwood of Kankakee

Daughter- Suzanne Greenwood of Kankakee

Daughter- Tracey and Ruen Mofield of Marion

Son- Brian and Krista Provenzano of Marion

Daughter- Melissa and Darrell Hunt of Marion

Fifteen Grandchildren-

Devetria Ivan Hughes of Colorado

Taben Tignor of Colorado

Kayonna, Jaylynn, and Adelena Pinto

Shylan and Darren Mofield

Abbey Davis

Emily Edwards

Alyssa O’Gara

Isabella and Anthony Provenzano

Makayla, Maleah, Mariah Hunt

Three Great Grandchildren-

Bennett and Beckett Mofield and Kaynen Ivan Davis

Four Brothers-

Bob Greenwood of Marion

Richard Greenwood of Chicago

Ron Greenwood of Chicago

Jim Greenwood of Salem

Sister- Nancy and Joe Lindsted of Chicago

Several nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his parents, son- Danny Greenwood, and brother- Gary Greenwood.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, July 10, 2020 at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion with Pastor Jason McKinnies officiating.  Entombment will follow at Egyptian Memorial Gardens in Energy. Military rites will be presented by members of the VFW Post 1301, American Legion Post 147, and members of the National Guard Flag Detail Unit. A time of visitation will be held from 12-1pm on Friday, July 10, 2020 at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion.

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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13 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Fritzi Janes and family

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: July 7, 2020

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you have comfort In knowing he was loved and respected by many friends and neighbors. He will be missed.

  • Guest: Martha Hendrickson Bailey

    From: Old Hickory, Tennessee

    Date: July 7, 2020

    Prayers for your family as you grieve the loss of your loved one. Your memories of happy times with him will comfort you in the coming days.

  • Guest: Mike Reed

    From: Brookline, Missouri

    Date: July 7, 2020

    Our prayers to the family and friends.

    Gene was one of the nicest and smartest persons I know. The VA Marion owes a big debt to Gene for all his efforts in engineering.

    Gene you are missed.


  • Guest: Ronald and joAnne Swafford

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: July 7, 2020

    Elena and family. So very sorry for your loss. Our prayers of comfort go out to you. He will be missed. We enjoyed traveling with him.

  • Guest: Larry Leipart

    From: Prince George, Virginia

    Date: July 8, 2020

    From the Leipart family, to our friends and family, The Greenwood family. Our deepest condolences for the loss of Gene, There are many people we meet in the course of are life’s. But growing up knowing the Greenwood family, even as we have gotten older and went on are own paths, The closeness we had with your family and our’s, has reaffirmed the lessons that your mom Ann, showed us and taught us at a very young age, That we are all loved by our Lord and savior JESUS Christ, and that we should love our neighbors as he Loved us. This is surely been the great and loving relationship we have enjoyed over many years with the entire Greenwood family. Know your family, is an have been in our thoughts and prayers, may our Lord give you all peace in your time of greaf. We Love you guys and may God pour out his many blessings on you all. The Leipart Family

  • Guest: JoEllyn (Holmes) Green

    From: Crestwood, Illinois

    Date: July 8, 2020

    I was so sorry to hear about Gene. He was a very good friend so many years ago. When I think of him I think of all the great times we had together.
    Rest in Peace, Gene!

  • Guest: Nancy Okon

    From: New Lenox , Illinois

    Date: July 8, 2020

    So sorry for the whole family’s loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Guest: Dawn Fawkes (friend of Nancy Lindsted)

    From: Crestwood, Illinois

    Date: July 8, 2020

    What a legacy he left on earth and what a joy to know He is truly enjoying all the bliss of his heavenly home. Praying for your comfort as you miss him and joy as you share your special memories.

  • Guest: Jeanne Upreti

    From: Tinley Park , Illinois

    Date: July 9, 2020

    We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    The Upreti Family

  • Guest: Jenny Dandridge

    From: Chicago , Illinois

    Date: July 10, 2020

    So sorry for your loss.

  • Guest: BJ Moore

    From: Harrisburg , Illinois

    Date: July 10, 2020

    One of the best men I’ve ever worked with. Praying for your family. He will be missed.

  • Guest: Raymond and Yvonne Dubinskas

    From: Oak Forest , Illinois

    Date: July 10, 2020

    So sorry to hear about Gene’s passing. He was my long time friend we grew up together. Lots of good times and memories. He will be missed.

  • Guest: Gil and Kay Jackson

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: July 11, 2020

    Tracey and Ruen, We are so very sorry to learn of the passing of your father. May God be with you during these sad days and may He give you peace and understanding.