Gene A. Boehm, age 83 of Sparta, MO, passed away suddenly in his home Tuesday, February 26, 2013. Gene was born January 31, 1930 in Fairview Heights, Illinois the son of August and Bertha Boehm. Gene worked for Union Electric all of his life. He attended college while working and received a Associate Degree in chemistry. He then finished his career as a chemist with Union Electric. Gene is lovingly survived by his wife, Martha, children and many other caring relatives and friends. Honoring Gene’s request his body has been cremated under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Memorial services for Gene will be at a later date. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.