Obituary of Harold West

Harold A. West, age 79, resident of Ft. Scott, KS, passed away Wednesday, December 15, 2021, as the result of an automobile accident.

He was born August 30, 1942, in Ft. Scott, the son of Homer and Bessie West.

Harold proudly served our country in the Army in Vietnam.

He was an avid bowler in his younger years and could play pinocle for hours. His favorite board game was Wahoo where he told everyone their best play then moved their marble for them.

He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, junking, and working on small engines.

He loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Harold retired from Extrusions after working many years.

He didn’t know a stranger and was always willing to help friends and family.

He will be missed by many.

Survivors include his wife Jolene of 59 years; two sons, Harold Allen West(Shaun), and John West (Susan); a daughter, Cindy Brubaker (Troy); two sisters, Hazel Spielman and Cheryl West; grandchildren Christina West, Kylee Thomas, Jordan West, Jayden West, Bryon West, Angel Brazeal (Patrick), Joshua West, Brandon West, Aaron West, and Anthony Bauder (Mia); as well as great grandchildren, Nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Carl West, and Ron Lee West; two sisters, Hester Forrester, and Joan Bailey; and a daughter Kay Ratzlaff.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, December 23rd, at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Burial will follow in the U. S. National Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the American Legion Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 Wednesday evening at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Memorials are suggested to the V.F.W. Post #1165 and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main St., Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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