Mary Lee West, nee Halbert, of Steelville, Missouri passed away Sunday, December 11, 2022 in her home surrounded by family at the age of 66 years, 1 month and 13 days. She was born October 29, 1956 in Rolla, Missouri to James Russell Halbert and Alice Fay Sanders Halbert.
Mary had attended and was a member of the Straightway Baptist Church for several years. She graduated from Steelville High School.
On November 4, 1977 in Steelville, she was united in marriage to Jim West.
She was employed at Century 21 Realty for several years and in earlier years worked at the Developmental Disability Pre-School in Salem. Mary had been on the Crawford County Developmental Disabilities Board for thirteen years. She always enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, playing her guitar and traveling throughout the U.S. with her husband, Jim.
She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents, Vernon and Agnes Sanders and Earl and Ada Halbert; maternal and paternal grandparents-in-law, Otis and Lucy Bowers and Frank and Eva West; niece, Lacey West; and parents-in-law, Willard West and Mary West.
She will be sadly missed by her husband of forty-five years, Jim West, of Steelville, MO; two sons, Josh (Jess) Mabe and Wyatt (Samantha) West all of Steelville, MO; one daughter, Candice West of Steelville, MO; mother, Fay Halbert of Steelville, MO; father, Russell (Judy) Halbert of Steelville, MO; three brothers, Draton (Nancy) Halbert, Jason (Laura) Halbert and Keith (Dailene) Forbes all of Steelville, MO; two sisters, Brenda (Russ) Klouzek of Cuba, MO and Crystal (Gerald) Earhart of Steelville, MO; five grandchildren, Lane, Carter, Ada and Danny Mabe and Jarrett West; two brothers-in-law, Steve (Jeannie) West and Bob (Loretta) West all of Steelville, MO; one sister-in-law, Jenni (Greg) Off of Springfield, MO; many nieces and nephews; other relatives; and many friends.
The Family received friends from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, MO.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 with Rev. Joe Bruno officiating. Special music of "Don't Tell Me What To Do" and "Amazing Grace" was played.
Committal prayer and interment were in the Keysville Cemetery.
Honored to be casket bearers were Draton Halbert, Jason Halbert, Keith Forbes, Wyatt West, Josh Mabe, Jarrett West and Gerald Earhart.
Memorials in Mary's name may be given to the Scenic Rivers Industries in Salem, MO.
The West Family was served by the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, MO.
Scenic Rivers Industries
601 S. Walker, Salem MO 65565