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Obituaries

Obituaries

Doris J. West 1929 - 2008 Tecumseh

Funeral services for Doris J. West, 79, Tecumseh, formerly of Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.Mrs. West died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008, at St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center in Topeka.She was born June 2, 1929, in Lawrence, the daughter of Walter D. and Pearl Peters Howard. She attended Lawrence schools and graduated from Liberty Memorial High School.Mrs. West and her husband owned and operated J. West Feed Store in Lawrence for 40 years. She was a member of Lawrence Heights Christian Church.She married John L. West Sr. in 1945 in Lawrence. He died Jan. 27, 1989.She was also preceded in death by a son, John L. West Jr., on Jan. 13, 2008.Survivors include a brother, Harold Howard, Lawrence; six grandchildren, Vicki Ash, John West III, Sherril Bartlett, and Rusty, Dustin, and Rachael Ann West; and seven great-grandchildren, Shawn West, Brandon Rothwell, Heather Bartlett, Christina, William, and Emily Ash, and McKinsey West.Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer’s Foundation or the Leukemia Society, in care of the funeral home.Online condolences may be sent at www.rumsey-yost.com.