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Gene Borders

September 21, 1942 ~ August 22, 2019 (age 76)



Tell City, IN

Kenneth Eugene (Gene) Borders, 76, passed away last year Thursday August 22, 2019 following a hard-fought battle with cancer.  His impact will not be forgotten. 

Gene was born September 21, 1942 in Owensboro, KY to the late Charles and Virginia (Cullen) Borders.  Preceding him in death were his wife Charlotte (O’Bryan) Borders, his brother Donald Borders, and brother-in-law Bob Key.  Gene and Charlotte were married on April 18, 1964. 

Gene was a graduate of Tell City High School and Marquette University where he was a member of Alpha Kappa Psi fraternity.  Gene worked at William Tell Woodcrafters and Swiss Plywood Corporation.  He loved his home of Tell City.   

Gene was active in the community throughout his life and gave generously of his time serving many area organizations.  He was a devoted member of the Schweizer Fest Committee where he ran the Brau Garden for over 30 years and the Perry County Airport Authority.  In 2018, he was honored by the community as the Distinguished Citizen of the Year.  Gene could often be found working, fishing on his land, or enjoying a stock car race.  He took great pride in helping with Tell City High School athletics. 

Surviving are his five children, Lenore Donaldson (John) of Durham, NC; Charles Borders (Kathie) of Key Largo, FL; Michaeline Chandler (Walker) of Owensboro, KY; Earl Borders (Tonya) of Newburgh, IN; and Elizabeth Conner (Steve) of Liberty Township, OH; brothers Bill Borders (Mary Jo) of Mackinac Island, MI and Michael Borders (Nancy) of Chicago, IL; sisters Elizabeth McAndrews (Michael) of Alexandria, VA; Patrice McCarthy (Kevin) of Indianapolis, IN; Sue Heck (John) of Terre Haute, IN; and Mary Key of Princeton, IN; sister-in-law Valerie Borders of Baton Rouge, LA; 11 Grandchildren, Chris (Elise), Nick (Johnna), Tyler, Matthew, Natalie, Kyle, Katy, Jon, Sophie, Davis, and Emery; and two great-grandchildren, Benson and Maddox; companion Pat Chenault.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 AM CST on Monday, August 3, 2020 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Cannelton, IN with burial following in St. Mary Cemetery.   Visitation will be Sunday, August 2 from 1:00-5:00 PM CST at Huber Funeral Home in Tell City. 

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to St. Michael Catholic Church; 824 Jefferson St. Tell City, IN 47586 or Perry County Community Foundation C/O Gene and Charlotte Borders Fund P.O. Box 13 Tell City, IN 47586

Please note that if you are attending the funeral home for visitation a mask must be worn and practice social distancing to comply with the state mandate.

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August 2, 2020

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Huber Funeral Home - Tell City

Memorial Mass
August 3, 2020

10:00 AM
St. Michael Catholic Church

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