Barbara Curtis, the wife of the late Gene Curtis, pauses a moment before the sign which was unveiled Wednesday. The Missouri Department of Transportation will erect two signs today marking the Gene Curtis Memorial Highway on Highway 80 in New Madrid County which will extend from the intersection of Highway 61/80/E east to Interstate 55.
(Photo by Jill Bock, Staff)
Gene Curtis was always working to improve Matthews
MATTHEWS - Gene Curtis was a soldier, a farmer, a family man and a civil servant. But the role he loved most was as salesman, promoting his hometown of Matthews.
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