Genevieve A. Gallihugh

Written by Muleskinner Staff

Genevieve A. Gallihugh, 89, of Chilhowee, Missouri died Wednesday, March 11, at her home surrounded by her family.
Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, March 15th at Williams Funeral Chapel in Warrensburg with Pastor Susan Smith of Chilhowee First United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow in the Blairstown Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral chapel.
She was born April 20, 1925 north of Clinton, Missouri, the daughter of Montie Perry Young and Bessie Alma (Middaugh) Young. At the age of five, her family moved to Garland where her parents operated the general store. When she was a freshman in high school, they moved to Clinton. Genevieve graduated from Chilhowee High School in 1943. Following graduation, she worked at Katz Drug Store in Kansas City and she also attended the Music Conservatory. She was employed with Quartz Laboratories in Kansas City during the war and she was eventually transferred to Chicago. Genevieve sold gyroscopes in both Chicago and Los Angeles, California. She moved to Blairstown in 1949 to go into business with her parent’s at the Blairstown Grocery.
She was married to Charles William Gallihugh on May 6, 1950 in Clinton. The couple moved to a farm east of Blairstown for a brief time. In 1951, they moved to their farm near Chilhowee. They lived on a farm near Centerview in 1966 before returning to the Chilhowee area and building their current home. Genevieve worked at United Missouri Bank in Warrensburg from 1970 to 1980. Next, she was employed with the Blairstown Bank. Upon its closing, she went to work at Warrensburg Central Bank until retiring to her farm. She loved gardening, watching old movies and playing golden oldies on her grand piano. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and cooking family meals.
Survivors include two daughters: Elizabeth Ann Wilkinson and husband, Darryl of Gallatin, Missouri; and Margaret Lynn Neal and husband, Robert of Leeton, Missouri; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Blairstown Cemetery Association or Warrensburg Senior Center Meals on Wheels in care of the funeral chapel.
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