Donna Marie West, 68, was born in Eldorado, Ark., on February 28, 1948. She was born to Gerard A. and Ruth V. West. She survived her older sister, Jerri L. who was born in December of 1946 and died in 1952.
To everyone, Donna was soft and kind hearted from the beginning. After her parents separated, Ruth moved to Kansas City with her four children, Donna, Rich, Phil, and Steve. In 1963 Donna married and began working in the bindery trade. After 15 years, she went into an apprenticeship program for lithography.
She worked until the mid 1990’s and then moved in with her mother to be her caretaker until she passed away in 1999. She then became caretaker for her brother, Phil, and then her current husband, Charles Hodges, and finally for her youngest brother, Charles S., who passed in 2014. She always put her family and friends “First”.
Visitation for Donna will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, January 29, 2017 at Bross & Spidle Funeral Home in Excelsior Springs, Mo. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 30, 2017 at Newcomer Cemetery in Mendon, M0.