Sarah L. "Sally" West, age 86 of Runnells, passed away Sunday, December 25, 2011, at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 29, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. at Coburn Funeral Home in Prairie City, with burial following at Lowman Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Sarah West Memorial Fund and condolences may be left for the family at www.coburnfuneralhomes.com.
The daughter of Samuel and Ruth Marie (Davis) Grimes, Sarah was born on March 9, 1925 in Percy, Iowa. Sarah graduated from Swan High School. On March 7, 1945, she was united in marriage to James K. West. Sarah was a homemaker and enjoyed playing music, crafts, and loved camping with family and friends.
Those left to honor her memory are her husband, James of Runnells, her children, Sharon Yazel of Mitchellville, Sandra Curry of Runnells, Marcia Lane of Runnells, and Bonnie (Dale) Jones of Des Moines; 11 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and three great great grand children as well as a brother, Alvie Grimes of Des Moines. Preceding Sally in death were her parents, a son Jimmie Dean West, five sisters and two brothers.
Sandy, Marcia, Sharon and Bonnie. Please except our sincere sympathy for the loss of your mother. Keep your good memories close to your heart. We know she will be missed by your families.
We really enjoyed the fun and friendship of Jim & Sally at the Runnells Bluegrass Festival each year. Had a lot of good memories. Will miss her.
Sally was my grandmother. I will miss you very much. This photo was taken at one of our family reunions of her and my grandpa.
I spent a lot of time at Elsie and Paul's which was right next door to Jimmy and Sally's. She always had such a great smile! She will be greatly missed!
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