Owen L. West

1926 - 2014


Owen L. West, 88, of Eureka passed away at 430 AM on Monday, December 15, 2014 at home. He was born January 18, 1926 in Peoria to Clyde M. and Pamella E. West. He married Nancy L. Hill on August 2, 1952 in Pekin. She survives.

Also surviving are his children, Gail Ann (John) Wasson of McKinney, TX, Janet L. (Steve) Gray of Cary, NC, and Robert Owen West of Chattanooga, TN; and his grandchildren, Lauren (Dustin) Prusik, Kelsey Gray, John Owen Wasson, Jacqueline Wasson, and Rachel...

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Joan McCollum

January 6, 2015 9:36 AM

Dear Nancy, I just heard of your loss and wanted to send my sympathy and love to you and your family. Warner and I were so fond of Owen and felt blessed to have known both of you. Owen was always so kind and his quiet gentleness will always be remembered. Joan McCollum

Kay N (Troyer) Hammer

December 30, 2014 10:19 AM

Dear Nancy, My fondest memories of high school in Gibson City were of band with Mr. West and piano lessons with you in the 1950s. Kay (Troyer) Hammer, Fairbury, IL.

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December 25, 2014 10:26 PM

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Mark Sixt

December 24, 2014 4:15 PM

He was my favorite teacher and his wife Nancy accompanied me on piano for several of my solos. I had occasion several years ago to hear them play at Bloomington downtown concerts on the square The picture was from my senior yearbook which dedicated his passion for teaching and for music. My one lasting impression of him was when he directed "The Stars and Stripes Forever". I played trombone which has an awesome part in the march and we tended to get carried away with it and he would try his best to quiet us down just a bit. I didn't know his children but I would like to extend my wife Fran and me our deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace forever with our Lord.

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December 24, 2014 4:03 PM

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