Merle Eugene "Gene" Ingle Jr. 1947 - 2006
Services for Merle Eugene "Gene" Ingle Jr., 59, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be later.Mr. Ingle died Thursday, June 29, 2006, at his home.He was born Jan. 8, 1947, in Lawrence, the son of Merle Eugene and Bertha Speicher Ingle. He graduated from Eudora High School in 1965.Mr. Ingle served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1965 to 1972. He worked at Broyles Texaco in Lawrence and was a self-taught auto mechanic. He worked as a locksmith and shop manager at Rueschhoff Locksmith and Security in Lawrence from 1984 to 1991, when he opened his own business, Merle's Repair. He became a licensed firearm repairman in 2002. He enjoyed hunting, being outdoors, restoring antique tractors and repairing all things mechanical.He married Connie Sue Warren on June 3, 1968, at First Baptist Church in Wellsville. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include a daughter-in-law, Katy Maxwell and husband Mark; a brother, Robert, Baldwin; two sisters, Clara Ingle, Bremerton, Wash., and Jo Ingle, Las Cruces, N.M.; two granddaughters, Lacy and Caly Ingle; a stepgrandson, Jacob Maxwell; his pet Brittany, Sarah Jane, and many friends in the area.He was preceded in death by a son, Russell.The family suggests memorials to the Merle Ingle Educational Fund, sent in care of the funeral home.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.rumsey-yost.com">www.rumsey-yost.com</a>.