Rev. Clyde E. WEST

June 19, 1923 ~ April 2, 2006

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Rev. Clyde E. West passed away April 2, 2006, at his Farmington Presbyterian Manor residence at the age of 82 years, 9 months & 13 days. Clyde was born on June 19, 1923, in LaHarpe, KS, & was the son of Clyde E. West, Sr., & Anna Jane 'Rimmel' West Clemans. He was also preceded-in-death by: his step-father, Claude S. Clemans & an infant son, Courtney Eugene West. Clyde completed pre-flight training as a aviation cadet for one year with the United States Naval Reserve; He was a Medical Aidman for 25 months as a Medical Detachment for the 232nd Batallion of the Rainbow Division of the US Army. He served in France, Germany & Austria. He received the WWII Victory Ribbon; Good Conduct Medal; American Theater Ribbon; EAME Theater Ribbon & 2 Bronze Stars. He taught 2 years in the Salem Rural Country School (1948-1950), near Iola, KS. He received his B.A. Degree at Kansas State Univ., Pittsburg, KS, in 1951, and completed his training as a Presbyterian minister from McCormich Church of St. Louis, in Nov. 1954. He served as the Pastor of the 1st United Presbyterian Church of Bemet, IL (1955-57); Westfield Presbyterian Church, Ft. Wayne, IN (1957-61); associate Pastor of Nelson Presbyterian Church, St. Louis (1961-67) & pastor of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, St. Louis (1967-86). He was a member of the Giddings-Lovejoy Presbytery of St. Louis, MO. Rev. West & his wife have made their home in the Farmington Presbyterian Manor since 1988, where he has been active in: Kiwanis Club; American Legion Post #416; Masonic Temple; Scottish Rite; Shrine Moolah & the Farmington Ministerial Alliance. Rev. West wrote & directed the phone-tape daily ministry, which was very popular from 1992-94. The "West Chapel" was dedicated Dec. 28, 2003, in honor of Rev. West to the Presbyterian Manor by Dr. Carol Willman & Marjorie Blight.

Survivors Include: his wife of 56 years, Helen Louise 'Crouch' West, of Farmington; 3 Daughters: Clydea L. 'Mrs. Dennis' Hampel, of Fayetville, IL., Althea 'Mrs. Ben' Hensley, of St. Charles, MO; Annetta M. 'Mrs. William' Curtis, Jr., of Atlanta, GA; 1 Son, Curtis E. (& Susan) West, of Denver, CO; 1 Sister, Mable M. 'Mrs. Rev. Paul' Seyffer, of New Salem, ND, Also surviving are 7 Grandchildren.

Visitation: Tuesday, 4-8 pm at TAYLOR Funeral Service CHAPEL, Farmington.

Visitation resumes: Wednesday, 10 am - 1 pm at Hoffmeister's Colonial Chapel - 6464 Chippewa - St. Louis (314) 832.7770

Funeral: Wedesday, 1 pm, April 5th at Hoffmeister's Colonial Chapel.

Interment with full military honors at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery - St. Louis Co., MO.

Memorials to: * HospiceCare, Inc. - P.O. Box 1000 - Park Hills, MO. 63601-1000

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  1. Dear Helen, I am so sorry to hear about Clyde's passing. I want you to know that the first time I met the two of you at Ryan's way back in October of 1996 I felt as if I was a member of your family. You and Clyde always treated my family as an extension of your family. The two of you shared your lives and your hearts with us and for that you will always be remembered. I know that Clyde is looking down on us smiling. He touched a lot of lives and taught people how to live a life dedicated to the Lord. Please know that our prayers are with you and your family. Love, Chuck, Michelle, and Cory Joyce

  2. We wish to express our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family. Carl & I are both grateful we had the opportunity to meet Clyde and share in Christian fellowship with him on many occassions. Clyde's family is in our hearts and prayers. My foundest memory of Clyde is the worship service we shared in many years ago at the First Presbyterian Church of Bement. I knew Clyde and Helen were going to visit the Bement area and called them to see if Clyde would like to share in worship at the church he pastored in the early 50s. It response was a joyful yes and it was a joy and pleasure to share the service with him. Marsha Frederick, Pastor FPC, Bement

  3. We wish to express our deepest sympathy to Mrs. West and family. We knew the West family from St. Andrew Presbytarian Church in St. Louis, MO. Rev. West was a great comfort to our family when my mother passed away in March of 1984 and will be remembered for his kindness and devotion to his congregation. God Bless you in your time of sorrow and remember what Paul wrote in Corinthians 2 5:8, "Absent from the body and present with the Lord".

  4. Annetta, William and family, We want to express our sympathy for your loss. It was so nice to watch the video and get a glimpse of his life. The Lord continue to bless you. Larry and Val

  5. Dear Annetta, What a lovely tribute to your father! He looks like a wonderful man of God. I am sure you will miss him terribly, but we know that you will see him again. May God's love comfort you and your family in the loss of your father. Your sister in Christ, Patti Poindexter

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