Ralph West

Ralph E. West

Sunday, January 2nd, 1927 - Sunday, October 25th, 2020
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Ralph E. West, 93, of Holden, MO passed away October 25, 2020. A visitation will be held from 6-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 29, at the Carson-Speaks Chapel, 1501 W. Lexington Ave., Independence, MO. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, at Woodlawn Cemetery. Ralph was born January 2, 1927 in Marceline, MO to Roy and Irene West. He later moved to Independence, MO, where he graduated from William Chrisman High School. After school, he joined the U.S. Army, where he was a member of the 101st Airborne, serving in WWII and Korea. Ralph retired from Allis Chalmers after 30 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Betty; and one brother, Bob. He is survived by brothers, Mike West of Illinois and Buddy West of Centerview, MO; and his loving fiancé, Jean Fann of Lee’s Summit, MO. Online condolences and memories may be left for the family at (Arrangements: Carson-Speaks Chapel 816-252-7900)
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 29th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, October 29th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Carson-Speaks Chapel
    1501 W. Lexington Ave
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  • Service

    Friday, October 30th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Friday, October 30th, 2020 2:00pm
    Woodlawn Cemetery
    701 S. Noland Road
    Independence, MO 64050
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    Kent Eaton
  • Interment

    Woodlawn Cemetery
    701 S. Noland Road
    Independence, MO 64050
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Private Condolence

Gina Goodwin

Posted at 08:55pm
known Ralph back in the days of allis-chambers. we will miss his christmas cards that brought joy to us every year.
I did attend the services, very respectful. want to convey my condolences and prayers to family.
Ralph will be missed.
Charles and Carol Cameron


Linda Neill

Posted at 03:05pm
Sweet memories from Salem Baptist. Norma L. Young Neill

Julia Goldstein

Posted at 04:16pm
Ralph was such a good man and wonderful neighbor! His smile was contagious and his eyes always sparkling. He seemed to have an unending energy, I was amazed at his ability to go dancing every Saturday night.
So sorry for the family. Jean, I will keep you in my prayers.

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