Mary Ann West

October 3, 1925October 23, 2018
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Mary Ann West, 93, lifelong resident of Fulton, Missouri passed away on October 23, 2018 at Fulton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Debo Funeral Home in Fulton. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Fulton. The family will receive guests from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Mary Ann was born on October 3, 1925 in Fulton to the late Claude and Ruby Sheets West. She was a graduate of Fulton High School and then worked at the shoe factory for six years before working thirty two years at the Missouri School for the Deaf until her retirement. Mary Ann loved playing and following sports. She was the pitcher for the Fulton girls’ softball team and she was a very good bowler. She also enjoyed fishing, playing pool at the Senior Center and she was an avid follower of the St. Louis Cardinals. She is survived and dearly loved by her brothers, Gene (Helen) West of Fulton and Donald Lee (Virginia) West of North Carolina; fourteen nieces and nephews and many great and great-great nieces and nephews. Mary Ann was also preceded in death by one brother, Dean Edward West and one sister, Jewell May Kaufman. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church in care of Debo Funeral Home, 833 Court Street, Fulton, Missouri 65251.

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  • Gene (Helen) West, Brother
  • Donald Lee (Virginia) West, Brother
  • Mary Ann is also survived by fourteen nieces and nephews and many great and great-great-nieces and nephews.

    Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Ruby Sheets West and one brother, Dean Edward West and one sister, Jewell May Kaufman.

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  • Rick March , Pallbearer
  • Mark White, Pallbearer


  • Visitation Thursday, October 25, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 25, 2018
  • Burial Thursday, October 25, 2018

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Sandra Tharp-Fritz

October 27, 2018

Gene and Helen and to all of Mary Ann's family, I extend my heartfelt sympathy to you in your loss. I also worked at MSD and know what a positive influence and role model she was to the children. You will be in my prayers. Sandra Tharp-Fritz

Joe & Doris Hackman

October 25, 2018

Mary Ann was such a friendly person. She was always telling Doris and me some little funny joke and some funny local news she had just heard. Always enjoyed being around her. Know Gene and Helen and family will miss her and her sweet memory. Sympathy and blessings to Her memory and to Her family.

Barbara Peterson

October 25, 2018

My, Aunt Mary Ann was a simple girl and she grew into a selfless and caring woman. Through her work at the Missouri School for the Deaf, a boarding school, she worked with many children. I wonder how many remember her saying with a twinkle in her eyes, "I will take you to the woodshed if you don't behave", I know, I heard it plenty of times. She was a woman of dedication, not only to her work, but to both of her parents. She was there for them, whatever they needed she was dependable and able to see to their needs. She spoke kindly of others, if you said something unkind about someone, she would say, "Now, Now Barbara...…" She loved a good laugh, the kind of laugh that brings tears down your face. She loved and she felt loss in her life, but she kept her smile and the ability to "keep-a-goin". Regret was not part of her vocabulary, she did her best and she showed us all how to be faithful and speak kindly of others. We were watching, and I want to personally thank her niece, my sister, Janet for all the kindness she "paid it forward" to keep you safe and living independent as long as you were able. You were so blessed having her by your side as you journeyed through your later years and as you peacefully passed away.

Your time on earth is done. Until we meet again!

Sherry Meuth-Lee

October 24, 2018

I remember Mary Ann being very competitive in bowling. I bowled with her many years ago. She was an amazing lady. So sorry for your loss.