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Ronald D. West

April 10, 2003

Ronald D. West
Services for Ronald Dean West, 68, Eudora, were Tuesday, April 8, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary Eudora Chapel. Burial was in Silent City Cemetery, De Soto.
Mr. West died Friday, April 4, 2003, at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
He was born April 4, 1935, in De Soto, the son of James Thomas and Margaret Josephine (Lawler) West.
Mr. West was a senior electrician for 43 years at Farmland Industries. He retired May 1, 1997.
He was a member of De Soto Masonic Lodge No. 40 for 45 years and Scottish Rite Valley of Lawrence. He was past president of Local No. 516 of International Union of Oil, Chemical & Atomic Workers in Lawrence; past president of Boy Scouts of Eudora; two-time past master of De Soto Lodge, and past district grand master of District No. 13 of Kansas. He was past precinct committeeman of Eudora precinct and a member of the Rehabilitation Committee for Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant.
Mr. West married Clara A. Stout on Aug. 15, 1960, in Kansas City, Kan. She survives, of the home.
Other survivors include a son, Ross A. West, Gravois Mills, Mo.; raised as a son, William Dean Starr, Mission; two daughters, Michele M. West, Sabetha, and Lynda R. Creviston, Eudora; two brothers, Garry B. West, San Diego, and Larry West, De Soto; three sisters, Carol Sue Neumann, Vancouver, Wash., and Myrna Jane Gillis and Debra L. Meek, both of Lawrence; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A daughter, Rhonda J. West Neighbors, a brother, W. Arlyn West, and a sister, Sharon Kay Mitchell, preceded him in death.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, sent in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at, subject: West.

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