Peterson Funeral Chapel



            Marvin Eugene (Gene) Naylor, 94, of Aurora passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2018 in Mercy Hospital in Springfield.

            Gene was born in Lawrence Co., MO. on June 27, 1923.  He retired from the printing industry after 45 years.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Marionville, MO.

            Survivors include his wife of 74 years, Virginia; two sons, Ron Naylor and wife, Betty of Galena, MO. and Randy Naylor of Aurora, MO.; two daughters, Kathy Earnhart and husband, Sherman of Marionville, MO. and Nancy Weldy and husband, John of Aurora; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

            Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Lena Naylor; daughter, Janet Marbut; granddaughter, Jamie Naylor; two brothers, Robert and Joe Naylor and four sisters, Ruth Buehler, Lucille Calhoun, Geraldine Towers and Vivian Williams.

            Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 7 at 2:00 p.m. in the Peterson Funeral Chapel.  Burial will follow in Lee Cemetery in Verona, MO.

            Visitation will be held Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until service time in the funeral home.

            In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.