William "Bill" R. West

Born: Tue., Mar. 14, 1933
Died: Mon., Dec. 4, 2017


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Wed., Dec. 06, 2017
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:30 PM Thu., Dec. 07, 2017
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

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William "Bill" Raymond West, 84, of Pittsfield passed away Monday, December 4, 2017 at Liberty Village in Pittsfield.  Bill was born on March 14, 1933 to Raymond and Mary McCulloch West in Pittsfield.  He married Jane Bullington on July 3, 1954 at the Barry Baptist Church.

Bill graduated from Barry High School in 1950.  He went on to join the United States Navy where he served for two years in the Honor Guard in Washington DC doing Detail for Dignitaries.  After being discharged, Bill returned to Pike County and began farming until his retirement due to health issues in 2012.  Farming was his passion for over 60 years.  Bill also enjoyed reading and watching basketball.  He liked spending time golfing and bowling.  Bill was a member of the New Hartford Christian Church and the Pike County Farm Bureau.  He was also a past member of the American Legion Post #152.

He is survived by his wife, Jane; sons, Thomas (Pam Shipp) West and Gary (Denise) West, both of Pittsfield; daughters, Vicki (Charles) McGee of Mascoutah, IL and Dianne (Shawn Kohut) Newman of Dexter, KY; nine grandchildren, Kerri Ankenman, Angela Dixon, Tony Daniels, Zack McGee, Chris McGee, Stephanie West, Jennifer West, Adileigh West, and Amanda Newman; twelve great grandchildren; a brother, Leon (Georgia) West of Pittsfield; and two sisters, Mary Ellen (Don) Doyle of Metamora, IL and Dale Hulme of Edwardsville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Carolyn Olson; and three grandchildren in infancy.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 1:30 PM at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield with Pastor Charles McGee officiating.  Burial will be at West Cemetery following the service.  Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the New Hartford Christian Church.  Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com.  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in William "Bill"'s memory to the following organization:

New Hartford Christian Church

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Todd Doyle
   Posted Tue December 05, 2017
Our family was sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Bill. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Todd, Amy, Riley and Brayden Doyle.

   Posted Tue December 05, 2017
My condolences to the family in this difficult moments. Please remember that God can comfort us. So draw close to God in prayer so He can draw close to you to comfort you and to give you that peace of God that surpasses all understanding (James 4:8; Philippians 4:6;7).

marjorie white
   Posted Wed December 06, 2017
Dear Jane, I wish there was some way I could see you again but I remember all the good times we had as students and catching up with you and our old friends at our reunions. Having met your husband a few times I don't know which of you would suffer a greater loss from parting. At our age I can not drive but you are in my thoughts with warm memories.

Edith {Edee} Chamberlain Hermens
   Posted Wed December 06, 2017
Dear Jane, I am sorry to read that you have lost BILL. May God comfort you and your entire family during this sad time. May God bless you all.

Jocelyn Doyle
   Posted Wed December 06, 2017
In this difficult time thinking of you, wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow, comfort in the midst of pain. Uncle Bill will be missed and always remembered. Jocelyn Doyle

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