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Layden "Gene" Pittenger

August 4, 1941 - March 29, 2018

EATON – Layden “Gene” Pittenger, 76, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 29, 2018.

He was born on August 4, 1941 in Muncie, the son of Layden and Edith M. (Howell) Pittenger and graduated from Eaton High School in 1959. He went on to receive his Bachelor’s Degree from Ball State University and his Ma…READ MORE

EATON – Layden “Gene” Pittenger, 76, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 29, 2018.

He was born on August 4, 1941 in Muncie, the son of Layden and Edith M. (Howell) Pittenger and graduated from Eaton High School in 1959. He went on to receive his Bachelor’s Degree from Ball State University and his Master’s Degree from Parsons College in Fairfield, IA. On November 2, 2005 in Muncie, he married Florentina Badoi.

Gene was a teacher in the Muncie Schools for over 30 years. Along with farming, raising and showing horses was a passion for Gene, earning him many awards throughout the United States. Horse show judging was a special part of Gene’s life becoming a certified judge for Appaloosa Horses. He also enjoyed shoeing horses, worked as an auctioneer and was a member of the Appaloosa Horse Club of America (ApHC).

Survivors include his wife of almost thirteen years, Florentina Pittenger of Eaton; lifelong friend, Nancy Fitting Dowty of Ft. Wayne; and cousins, Doug Howell, Joyce Roth, and Jay Howell.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his special cousin, William E. Pittenger.

Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel with Pastor Roger Spitler officiating. Burial will follow in Elm Ridge Cemetery.

Family and friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel.

Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.meeksmortuary.com

 

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel

Address:

415 East Washington Street
Muncie, Indiana 47305


Service Information

Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Time: 12:00 pm

The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel

Address:

415 East Washington Street
Muncie, Indiana 47305


Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Elm Ridge Cemetery

Address:

4600 W. Kilgore Avenue
Muncie, IN 47304


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