Eugene Sides

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Eugene Sides, 91, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, at the Lutheran Home.

He was born Jan. 4, 1913, at Indian Creek, Mo., son of Pearl and Jeffie Abernathy Sides. He and Lucille M. Herbst were married July 8, 1940, in Cape Girardeau. She died Aug. 12, 1994.

Mr. Sides owned and operated Sides-Miller Men's Store on Broadway from 1947 to 1980.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean Conflict. When he returned from Korea, he helped organize Little League baseball in 1952.

He was a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, and a member of Abe Stuber Boys. He was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church, past president of Centenary Men's Club, and was president of Downtown Rotary Club in 1960.

Survivors include a son, Ronald E. Sides of Springfield, Ill.; two daughters, Linda S. Craig and Brenda Sides Emerson of St. Louis; a brother, J.O. Sides of Cape Girardeau; a sister, Hazel Schloss of Jackson; and two granddaughters, Alison Sides and Nina Emerson.

Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home from 3 to 7 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 9 a.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church, with Dr. Clayton Smith officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, with military service by VFW Post 3838.