Everett L. Kuhn, 102, of Marco Island, Florida, and Woodstock, died March 26, 2018, with his life partner, Lois Nelson, at his side.
Born May 9, 1915, and raised in the farm country of Richmond, he was the son of the late Joseph and Vena Smith Kuhn.
Always interested in mechanical endeavors, Everett built and overhauled cars before he finished high school. In addition, he worked for the state, starting as a surveyor and eventually doing bridge and building engineering. He was offered an opportunity to work for the Kraft Foods Co. in its engineering department. His career took him all over the U.S. and to the Panama Canal to supervise new construction and renovation of acquired food manufacturing facilities. Everett attended college at night and retired as manager of building operations.
He married his late wife, Frances, former mayor of Woodstock, in 1933. They settled in Woodstock and had three children. Everett and Frances enjoyed time at the vacation home ithey built in Vermont in 1969. In 1987 they became “snowbirds” when they bought a home on Marco Island.
Everett continued his lifelong love of classic cars and was active until the last two weeks of his life.
He is survived by his life partner of more than 27 years, Lois Nelson; a daughter, Barbara “Cookie” (John) Seagrist, Knoxville, Tennessee; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Kuhn, Hoover, Alabama; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; a sister; two brothers; two nieces; and four nephews.
In addition to his late wife, Frances, Everett was preceded in death by two sons, Richard “Dick” and Lynn.
His funeral was April 9 at Schneider Leucht Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock. Interment was in Ringwood Cemetery.