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Wanda West

Wanda West

Thursday, October 12th, 1933 - Sunday, June 2nd, 2019
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Wanda Lea West, 85 of Abilene passed away Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Chapman Valley Manor. She lived a wonderful life filled with family, friends, hard work and fun travel adventures. She was born October 12, 1933 in Winfield, Kansas the daughter of Harold and Mabel (Wilson) Riggs. Wanda grew up in the Oxford area, attended the local schools and graduated from Oxford High School. On October 11, 1953 she was united in marriage to Bill West at the Methodist Church in Oxford. She and Bill had six children. Wanda was active in 4-H, saddle club and national horse associations. She loved horses and was owner/operator of B&W Quarterhorse and Paint for many years. Wanda served as the American Paint Horse Association Director for 25 years; she also served as president and vice president of the Kansas Paint Horse Association. She and Bill owned and operated grocery stores in Abilene since 1967. Although Wanda had many responsibilities outside the home, first and foremost, she was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling, playing cards and reading. She was a member of the Abilene First United Methodist Church.
Wanda is survived by her husband Bill of the home. Two daughters: Paula Hopkins (Rod) and Suzanne Hoekman (Vic) both of Abilene. Three sons: Steve West (Janet) of Abilene; J.D. West (Haley) of Abilene and Craig West (Jill) of Wichita. Seventeen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. Two sisters: Sandra Patterson (Wallace) of Oxford and Janice Stengel (Joe) of Georgetown, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Michelle West.
Funeral Services for Wanda will be 11:00 A.M., Friday, June 7, 2019 at the Abilene First United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Abilene City Cemetery. Family will receive friends Thursday evening from 5-7 at the Church. Family suggests memorials be given to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Abilene First United Methodist Church. Memorials may be dropped off or mailed to Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 NW Third St., Abilene, Kansas 67410.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 6th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Thursday, June 6th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    First United Methodist Church
    Address
    601 N. Cedar St
    ABILENE, KS 67410
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  • Service

    Friday, June 7th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, June 7th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    First United Methodist Church
    Address
    601 N. Cedar
    ABILENE, KS 67410
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    Officiant
    Tim Johnson
  • Interment

    Location
    Abilene Cemetery
    Address
    14th Street
    ABILENE, KS
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Cathy, Margo, Karee and Shelly

Posted at 02:09pm
Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
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Steve Hopkins and Family

Posted at 01:07pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Rosalie R Baker

Posted at 11:00pm
all our prayers and support. Travis and Rosalie Titlow.
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Lisa Taggett

Posted at 09:40pm
Wanda's smiles when her family came around was contagious, she lit up a room with her beautiful smile! I loved talking to her about her horses and her family! Wanda always made you feel loved in her own way, by letting you hug her, give her a kiss, or just sitting with her while she was watching a movie, she always had you stay for that one extra minute to give you a hug and for you to tell her you love her and her response was "Me too"
My condolences to the West family, I pray God helps you through this time and leads you into the beautiful memories of this beautiful soul!

Ann Jones

Posted at 08:52pm
My sincere condolences and deepest sympathies. Wanda was truly an asset at APHA. She was the best! Everyone should strive to be the petson that Wanda was.
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