Obituary-Darrell Genereux

Darrell Genereux, 80, entered into rest on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at Park Villa in Clyde, KS. He was born on August 5, 1943, in Concordia, KS to Arthur & Vivian L. (Caywood) Genereux. Darrell graduated from Agenda High School. He married Bernita Glenn in 1965, Audrey Rickley in 1971, both preceding him in death in 1970 and 2017 respectively. He married Marie Hopson in 2018. He held degrees from Kansas State Teachers College and Kansas State University. Darrell was a lifelong educator serving in many school districts including Concordia, Marysville, and Cuba. Throughout his life he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with his family and friends. After retirement he found more time to travel and was very active in the Serendipity Sams camping group.

Survivors include his wife, Marie, Dardanelle, AR; his five children, Bill Genereux (Wendy), Clyde, Melinda Schowengerdt (Tim), Hutchinson, Becky Gomez, Indianapolis, IN, Aaron Genereux (Raven), Wichita, Sara LeClair (Travis), Clyde; sisters, Audrey Mayer, Concordia & Charlotte Ralston (Mike), Lincoln, NE; brothers, Larry Genereux (Jane), Gardendale, TX & Curt Genereux (Heriberta), Concordia, sisters in law, Barb Genereux, Concordia and Sharon Elsasser (Vernon), Touchet, WA; 14 grandchildren, Hanna Schowengerdt, Chicago, IL and Andrew Schowengerdt, Lawrence, Emily Genereux, Manhattan and Thomas Genereux, Clyde, Adam and Brandon Gomez, Indianapolis, IN, Owen Genereux, Manhattan, Isaac, Ben and Hadley Genereux, Wichita, Seth LeClair, El Dorado, Noah, Ryan and Luke LeClair, Clyde; his step- children James Brown, Jr. (Leanna), Elizabeth Surprenant (Paul), Robbi Withouse (Josh) and Bobby Brown (Liza and numerous step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first two wives, his parents, his brother Gene Genereux and brother-in-law, Cleo Mayer.

Visitation will be from 1-6 pm, Sunday, December 3, 2023. A vigil service with Rosary will begin at 6 PM with the family greeting friends afterwards until 8, all at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home, Concordia, Kansas. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 AM, Monday, December 4, 2023 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Concordia, with Fr. Joseph Kieffer officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Concordia Cemetery, Concordia.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to St. Concordia Cemetery Fund c/o Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home. For online condolences please visit

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