Herbert B. West

Monday, December 1, 2003

HERBERT B. WEST, a resident of Berryville, was born Dec. 8, 1909, in Berryville, a son of Digby John and Fannie (Clarke) West. He died Friday, Nov. 21, 2003, in Berryville at the age of 93.

Mr. West was a banker who began his career on Oct. 31, 1934 at the First National Bank of Berryville. He was a veteran having served with the U.S. Army Glider Corp during World War II. He was a member of the I00F Lodge #82, the Berryville Rotary Club, Razorback Club, Berryville Chamber of Commerce and a charter member of the Berryville Bobcat Booster Club. He was also a member of the First Christian Church in Berryville.

On Sept. 10, 1934, he was united in marriage with Winifred (Gensman) West who survives him. He is also survived by his children including, daughter Louise, and her husband Don Rusterholz of Berryville, son Brooke and his wife Linda West of Berryville, son Robert and his wife Elaine West of Berryville, daughter Ginger and her husband Hardie Jefferies of Ft. Smith, and son Fred West of Berryville; one sister, Frances and her husband Leonard White of Blackwell, Okla.; twelve grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Digby and Rolla West and two sisters, Helen West and Vinnie Ream Freeman.

Funeral services were scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003 at the First Christian Church in Berryville with Rev. Chuck Hammond officiating. Interment will follow in the Berryville Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 28, 2003 from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel in Berryville. Memorial donations may be made to the First Christian Church Memorial Scholarship Fund, at P.O. Box 187, Berryville, AR., 72616; or to the Lives Under Construction ranch for boys at 296 Boys Ranch Road, Lampe, MO., 65681. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.