Vance C. West
Vance C. West passed out of this world on October 3, 2013. Vance was born on November 16, 1919 to Clarence and Lucy (Haynie) West. He married Gladys Ramsey on June 15, 1941 and together they raised four children.
Vance served his country proudly in World War II
. He was a dairy farmer and worked for Springfield City Utilities for 38 years, retiring in 1984.
Vance was an avid reader especially enjoying western novels. He was a charter member of Branch 16 Early Days Gas Engine Club. Vance was honored in 2007 to have his name placed on the honor roll of the National Gas Engine and Tractor Association.
Vance was preceded in death by his parents, wife Gladys, and brother Wayne West.
Survivors include children: Larry (Charlotte) West, Gene (Kris) West, Marleen (Patrick) Bryan, Vonda (Danny) Ireland; eight grandchildren, Timothy (Stephanie) West and Amy (Matt) Jordan, Martin (Jennifer) and Gregory (Rihui) West, Kelly and Emily Bryan, Shawn and Rachel Ireland; and eight great-grandchildren.
Services under the direction of Birch Funeral Home of Ash Grove, will be held on Sunday, October 6th, 2013 at 2:00 pm in the Bois D' Arc Baptist Church. Visitation will precede the services at 1:00 pm. Interment will follow at John's Chapel Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the