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Lowell "Gene" Eugene Cable

February 10, 1926 — April 14, 2022

Our community recently loss another member of The Greatest Generation. Lowell Eugene (Gene) Cable passed away April 14, 2022, at the age of 96. Gene was born in Eagleville, Missouri on February 10, 1926, on a farm owned by his parents Roy and Minnie Cable. He and his four siblings, Thelma, Garland, Gladys and Gale grew up during the depression making ends meet in rural Missouri. After attending Gillham City High school and serving as their FFA club president, Gene joined the Army Air Corp and served his country during WWII for 2 years. Taking advantage of the GI Bill, and knowing the importance of education, Gene attended and graduated from Missouri University in Columbia. It was in Columbia where he started selling cars and met his life-long love, Joanne Gillenwater. Gene and Joanne were married in 1949 and recently celebrated 72 years of love and dedication to each other. Gene's work ethic prevailed throughout his successful career in the automotive business. Settling in Independence in 1956 with the purchase of a Chevrolet dealership, he became involved in many civic and business activities. His leadership and intellectual contributions to local organizations are too many to list but led to respect and admiration from many. His passions in life were family, work, golf and travel. Many friendships were cultivated through golf, many dedicated associates and employees through his work, and much love and admiration from his family. He shared his financial success with many charities in the area which set a wonderful example of caring and sharing to the future generations of his family. Joanne was always by his side as his confidant, advisor and support. His family includes wife, Joanne (Gillenwater) Cable, son Steve Cable (Renee), daughter Cindy Cavanah (Marty), grandchildren Tom Cable, Anne Bencker (Brian), David Cavanah, Katie Stevens (Brad). There are 6 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 21, 2022, at the First Presbyterian Church, 100 N. Pleasant St., Independence, MO 64050, with burial to follow in Mt. Washington Cemetery. Visitation from 1:00 p.m. until service time Thursday at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Truman Heartland Community Foundation, the Gene and Joanne Cable Scholarship Fund or to Village Hospice a John Knox Village Service. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.speakschapel.com (Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel (816) 373-3600)
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Thursday, April 21, 2022

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

First Presbyterian Church of Independence

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Thursday, April 21, 2022

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First Presbyterian Church of Independence

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