Cherry R. West of Cuba, Missouri was born August 9, 1957 at St. Louis, Missouri to the union of Marion G. and Blanche R. (Nee: Barton) West and left from this life surrounded by family on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at her home in Cuba, Missouri at the age of 56 years. Cherry had worked for the Post Office as a letter carrier and retired in 2009 after nearly twenty years of dedicated service. She worked at Mace Supermarket from 2010 until early this year. During Cherry's life she worked as a waitress, tended bar and cleaned homes and business. She was always working two or three jobs so she could take care of her children and spoil her grandchildren. Cherry was a member of the Country Club in Steelville. She enjoyed reading, making soap, doing puzzles, baking and buying toys for her grandchildren in her spare time. When Cherry wasn't working what she always enjoyed most was spending times with family and friends. Cherry was a loving daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, great aunt, niece, cousin and friend to many. She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her. Cherry is preceded in death by her parents Marion and Blanche West and other relatives and friends. Those who are left to treasure her memory and to continue her legacy is her five children Kristy West of Cuba, Richy West of Cuba, Misty and husband Stephen Hutchcraft of St. James, Jimmy West of Cuba and Cody West of Cuba, five grandchildren Tristan Morgan, Ethan Overshon, Kyra West, Ryder Hutchcraft and Piper Hutchcraft, three sisters Cindy and husband Mike Medlock of Cuba, Betty and husband Doug Brock of Kansas City, Missouri, Janey and husband Ernest Crider of Cuba, one brother Scotty and wife Kayla West of Cuba, long time friend Earl Hoerr, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held 3:00 PM Friday, October 4, 2013 at the Recklein Auditorium. Please come and share your memories and stories of Cherry. Cherry spent her entire life helping others and in death she continues helping others by gifting her body to science, so that one day they may find a cure for cancer. The Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba is honored to be serving Cherry's family.
Friday, October 4th, 2013 3:00pm, Recklein Auditorium