Paul Eugene “Gene” Chasteen, of Rolla, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2013 at the age of 84.

He was born in Crocker, MO on March 18, 1929 to the late Roy and Helen (Curtis) Chasteen.

On January 31, 1948 he married Verna Mace and they were later blessed with four children.

Gene enjoyed many hobbies and interests including gardening, fishing, woodworking, camping, and spending time with his loving family.

He was a longtime member of the Greentree Christian Church in Rolla.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Ronnie Chasteen, and one brother, Bob Chasteen.

He will be greatly missed by his surviving family which includes his wife of 65 years, Verna Chasteen, of the home; three children, Doug Chasteen and wife Rene, of Rolla, Roger Chasteen and wife Terri, of Springfield, MO, and Theresa West and husband Ken, of Jackson, MO; daughter-in-law, Sandy Chasteen, of Lebanon, MO; one brother, Willie Chasteen, of Rolla; a sister, Wilma Thorpe, also of Rolla; sixteen grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other extended family members and dear friends.

A funeral service for Paul “Gene” Chasteen will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 19, 2013 at the Null & Son Funeral Home in Rolla. Interment will follow in Ozark Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery. A visitation for family and friends will be held prior to the service Friday beginning at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Greentree Christian Church.

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All arrangements are under the direction of the Null & Son Funeral Home of Rolla.