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Paul "Gene" Bitting, 86, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Courtyard Healthcare.
He was born April 16, 1931, in Bourbon, to Ralph and Opal (Spindler) Bitting.
On Jan. 1, 1950, he married Marilyn Ruth Crane in Winona Lake. She died Sept. 30, 2014.
He is survived by daughters, Susan (Dana) Mathews, New Paris, Peggy (Jody) Hartman, Goshen, Kathy Collins, Goshen, and Ruth (Ray) Whitehead, New Paris; sons, Douglas Bitting, Syracuse, James (Kim) Bitting, Goshen, Steven Bitting, San Antonio, Texas, and John (Dyana) Bitting, Elkhart; brothers, James Bitting, Naples, Florida and Herbert Bitting, Pendelton, Oregon; 51 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Along with his wife, he was preceded in death by children, Terri Lee Bitting and Paul Michael Bitting; grandchildren, Eric Lee Worthman; and Lindsay Whitehead; and daughter-in-law, Chris Bitting.
A farmer, Gene also worked for and retired from Yoder Manufacturing and Carriage Inc.
He was an active member of LifePoint Church. Gene and Marilyn enjoyed singing together and Gene was known for leading singing at the various churches they attended. Gene was an avid Cubs fan and was thrilled to watch them win the World Series last year.
Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home and one hour prior to the 11 a.m. Saturday funeral at LifePoint Church. Pastor Troy Scott will officiate.
Burial will follow in Violett Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be given to World Missionary Press, New Paris.
Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.
Published on September 28, 2017
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