Charles Omer West, Jr., was born on December 19, 1924, and left this earth on December 31, 2012. His wife, Earline West, returned to the Lord on April 21, 2009.
Omer graduated from Wentworth Military Academy, and was a veteran of World War II
. He attended Kansas City Junior College, and the University of Kansas, where he met and married Earline on August 22, 1947.
He is survived by his three children, nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren: son, C. Omer West III, his wife, Mayree, and their children: C. Omer West IV, his wife, Kristen, and their children: Arianna and Makaylin, and Amanda, her husband, Neil and their son, Oliver; daughter, Deborah Ann (West) Ellingsworth, her husband, Richard, and their children: Chase, and his wife, Megan, Trey and Tessa; son, Scott Ray West, his wife, Donna, and their children: Aly, Alexander, Olivia and Garrison; and former daughter-in-law, Dyanna Ballou, mother of Alexander and Olivia.
His remains have been cremated, and a private Remembrance Service will be held for close friends and family. If desired, the family asks that contributions be made to the
or to Christian Health Care of Springfield - East, 3535 East Cherokee Street, Springfield, MO 65809.