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Cheryl June West

July 23, 1952 — January 31, 2024

Jefferson City, Missouri

Cheryl June West, 71, of Jefferson City, was picked up by her long-time love, Gary, and ushered into glory on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at her home, surrounded by her family. Cheryl was the strongest person during her 12-year battle with cancer, but it was not the victor as she is now healthy, whole, and tap dancing in heaven. 

She was born July 23, 1952, in St. Louis, Missouri to Virgle Emmett and Wanda June (Williams) Farris.
 
Cheryl was a 1970 graduate of Ritenour High School in St. Louis. 
 
On July 11, 1970, Cheryl married the love of her life, Gary Keith West, at Fee Fee Baptist Church in St. Louis Missouri.   He preceded her in death on January 16, 2022. They celebrated 51 years of marriage in 2021.
 
Cheryl dedicated many years of her career to the Missouri Board of Probation and Parole, where she served as an account clerk. Additionally, she worked at the Russellville Meat Locker. However, Cheryl often said that her most cherished role was that of a loving mother and grandmother – a role in which she excelled.

She accepted Jesus Christ as her savior at nine years old and continuously demonstrated her faith in Christ into her adult life. A long-time member of Russellville Baptist Church, Cheryl actively participated in church activities. She shared her wisdom and kindness with others through teaching Sunday school and lending her voice to the church choir. Cheryl's dedication was further evident as she volunteered for over two decades during Vacation Bible School and graciously served as the church custodian alongside her husband for all those years.

She shared her love of Christ and the church with her family and strived to have her children and grandchildren accept Christ as their Savior. A goal that was wonderfully met.  

Cheryl's generosity extended beyond the church walls. She also served as a group leader for World Changers Ministry, touching the lives of countless individuals through her guidance and support. Furthermore, as the crossing guard at Russellville Elementary School for many years, Cheryl ensured the safety of students with a warm smile and caring nature.

Known for her sociable nature, Cheryl was a true social butterfly. It was often said that she couldn’t go anywhere without seeing someone she knows. She possessed the rare ability to make friends effortlessly and leave a lasting impression on those she encountered. 

Survivors include three children, Jennifer West, Scott (Shanna) West, Julie West, all of Jefferson City; five grandchildren, Sierra Call, Silas Call, Kaylee West, Matthew West, Lillian West; brother, Ron (Jeanna) Farris, Hazelwood; two sisters, Karen (Jim) O’Farrell, Russellville; Judy (Joe) Lee, Melbourne, FL; as well as several much-loved nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a niece, Susanne Farris.

Visitation will be 9:30-11 a.m. Monday, February 5, 2024, at Russellville Baptist Church.  A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. with Pastor Rusty Kuhns officiating. 

Burial will be in Enloe Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Russellville Baptist Church, or to the American Cancer Society.

Services entrusted to Trimble Funeral Homes – Russellville. trimblefunerals.com

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