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Eugene Willard Gritts
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Birth: Jan. 2, 1925
Fort Gibson
Muskogee County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Mar. 10, 2000
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA

Eugene Willard Gritts was born on January 2, 1925 in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma the son of Stephen Peter Gritts and Bessie (Sypes) Gritts.

He was raised in Tahlequah Oklahoma. As a young man, he lived in Tahlequah and traveled the Midwest, and had also lived in California and Alaska. In 1964 he moved to Knoxville to work on the Red Rock Dam Project. A few years later he moved to Plesantville. He was an inspector for Maytag for 18 years, retiring in 1987. The last four years he had resided in Indianola.

He raised his family on a farm west of Pleasantville, off of highway 92.

Eugene enjoyed raising horses, and all sports, especially football. He was a mechanically-minded person and liked to work with his hands. Above all, he was a family man and cherished every minute he spent with his children and grandchildren.

Eugene passed away on Friday, March 10, 2000 at the Iowa Methodist Medical center in Des Moines at the age of 75.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two grand-daughters and one grandson.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Pamela of Plesantville; two sons: Phillip of Tulsa OK and Eugene Jr. of Milo; five daughters: Sally Watkins of Roland OK, Jeanette Quinnett of Des Mones, Tammy Kappelman if Swan, Betsy Russell of Indianola, and Anessa Gritts of Plesantville; two brothers, Jay W. and Arlie of Tahlequah Ok; sister, Bonnie Arnold of Oklahoma City OK; 17 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and many other beloved family members and friends.
 (bio by: Alice P.) 
 
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 Parents:
  Stephen Pete Gritts (1894 - 1961)
 
 Siblings:
  Bonnie Jean Gritts Arnold (1921 - 2010)*
  Jack Walter Gritts (1923 - 2009)*
  Eugene Willard Gritts (1925 - 2000)
  Arlie Lee Gritts (1928 - 2002)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Double Springs Cemetery
Cherokee County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Created by: Alice P.
Record added: Oct 25, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43518554
Eugene Willard Gritts
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Hi Dad,I think about you often lately. There is so much I never asked you and yet I know what mattered was that you loved us. I miss you. Love Bets
- Betsy Gritts
 Added: Sep. 2, 2012
 
 
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