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Eugene Allen Comer was born June 14, 1928, south of Murray, IA, to Alan Edward and Alice Ella (Ludwig) Comer. Gene had an older sister, Irene, and a younger sister, Beulah. He grew up around Osceola, IA and attended school in Murray, IA. Eugene was united in marriage to Eva Lucielle Hammons on June 10, 1950. To this union seven children were born: Steven Edward, Eva Teresa, Stanley Eldon, Sydney Eugene, Sandra Irene, Scott Eric and Sheldon Ernest.
Gene and Lucy farmed around the Osceola area and later moved to a farm near Beaconsfield, IA. Here he took a job running push cat to build the Sun Valley Lake in Ellston, IA. In 1971 they purchased a farm south of Mount Ayr (Caledonia) and lived the remainder of his life here. He loved to farm and care for animals. You could often find him working on tractors in the barn. Gene loved tractor pulling with son, Sheldon, and grandson, Shane. He was a member of the Southwest Iowa Antique Tractor Puller’s Association. His tractor choice was John Deere and he collected John Deere tractors and toys.
Gene passed away at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr on July 12, 2019 surrounded by his family.
Left to cherish his memory are his children, Steven (Mila) Comer of Lorimor, IA, Teresa Comer of Ramsey, MN, Stanley Comer of Osceola, IA, Sydney (Kathy) Comer of Diagonal, IA, Sandy (Wylie) Beal of Bennett, CO and Sheldon (Brenda) Comer of Tingley, IA; sister, Beulah Brammer, of Murray, IA; 18 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Irene Hammons; son, Scott; wife, Eva Lucielle (Lucy); great granddaughter, Avery; and several brothers- and sisters-in-law.
Graveside services were held at the Benton Cemetery, Benton, IA at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday July 16, 2019. Casket bearers were Sheldon Comer, Shane Comer, William Comer, John Hughes, Travis Hotaling and Tanya Comer. Honorary Pallbearers were Scott Comer, Barton Shields, Wylie Beal and Shelby Comer. A memorial fund has been established in his name to be decided later. Online condolences may be left at

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