Patty Jean West, age 58, of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Saturday, February 01, 2020 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.
She was born on March 21, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Wayne and Gloria (Perry) Thomas. In her formative years, Patty attended Centerville Schools. She was united in marriage to Georald Dean West on September 8, 1979. To this union of marriage, four children were born, Misty, Shelly, Niky, and Austin. The couple celebrated nearly thirty-six years of marriage, until Georald’s passing on May 1, 2015.
Patty cherished working for Gerald and Loretta Campbell for many years, a job of autobody detailing she proudly approached with meticulous effort. She considered her job with the Campbell’s to be more of a passionate hobby than an occupation. She also worked for a period of time at Jef-Scot Metals in Centerville, alongside her husband Georald.
In her free time, Patty enjoyed shopping, especially for clothing. Patty’s family has stated that she maintained a large inventory of clothing in her possession at all times throughout her lifetime. Most importantly, she cherished her family.
Left to honor her memory include her four loving children, Misty West of Centerville, Shelly West of Centerville, Niky West of Centerville, and Austin West of Cincinnati; three grandchildren, Jacy Sprouse, Paris Sprouse, and Lucas Barnhill; her boyfriend, Ben Barnhill of Centerville; and a best friend, Cheri McDonald of Centerville.
Patty was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Gloria Thomas; and her husband, Georald Dean West;
Funeral services will be held at 5 PM, Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville with Pastors Gerald Campbell and Rodney Campbell officiating. Cremation will follow the service. A visitation will take place on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Lange Funeral Home in Centerville, with the family receiving friends from 3-5 PM. A memorial has been established to Shelly West, to be determined at a later date, and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544. Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com.
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