Adelaide West

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Adelaide "Ann" Muchmore West, 67 of Anamosa, formerly of Mount Vernon, died Thursday, November 19, 2009 at Manor Care Health Services, Cedar Rapids, from cancer. Funeral services for Ann were Monday at the Mount Vernon First Presbyterian Church, by Reverend Lori Wunder. Visitation was at Morgan Funeral and Cremation Choices, Mount Vernon Chapel. Ann was buried in Rowley Cemetery, Rowley.
Surviving Ann are her husband, Gary, Anamosa; two sons: Greg (Stephanie), Cedar Rapids and Doug (Michele), Iowa City; six grandchildren: Ammie, Zachary, Alyson, Jessica, Taylor, and Austin; four step-grandchildren: Sarah, Kate, Mathew, and Drew, brother Robert (Diana) Muchmore, Rowley, and their children, Susan, Julie, and Mark. Ann was born Dec. 9, 1941, the daughter of Roy and Lucile Muchmore, in Independence. She grew up on the family farm near Rowley. Ann enjoyed the outdoors and crafts. After completing business school, she married Gary West, Aug. 4, 1963. In 1975 she and her family moved to an acreage north of Mount Vernon and moved to Anamosa in 1993. Ann was a 34-year member of the Mount Vernon First Presbyterian Church, and was an avid choir member. She served as elder and on many committees, including the building committee, which planned the recent expansion of the church. Last month, she was able to see the fruition of their work. Ann was a warm, loving individual whose smile would light up a room. The twinkle in her eyes was seen most often in the presence of her children and grandchildren. She worked as a legal secretary for many years in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. She served dependably on the Mount Vernon Mustang Booster Club, and rarely missed her boys' events. Ann will be remembered for her integrity, passion, great faith and extraordinary strength. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Ann's honor may be presented to the First Presbyterian Church Building Fund or Hospice of St. Luke's. Online condolences may be left at Visit our guestbook at
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal on Nov. 24, 2009