|Birth: ||Mar. 19, 1984|
|Death: ||Jun. 19, 2000|
Lacy Alana West
Lacy Alana West was born Monday, March 19, 1984 in Salem, Mo., a daughter of Kathy and Eric Bowen and Bob and Jackie West, and departed this life Monday, June 19, 2000 at the age of 16 years and 3 months, as the result of an automobile accident.
Lacy was a student at Steelville High School, where she just completed her sophomore year. She was active in Agriculture classes and loved farming.Lacy had been a queen candidate for FFA. Lacy loved horses and horse back
riding. She led trail rides at Huzzah Valley Resort where she worked. She also enjoyed riding 4-wheelers. Lacy liked to draw, sketch, and do oil painting. Lacy planned to go to cosmetology school after high school.
Lacy is survived by her parents; one brother Jason West of the home; one step-sister Jodi Voss of Steelville, Mo.; her grandparents, Ann Hodge, Willard and Jackie West, and Mary West, all of Steelville, Mo., Harold and Margie Hodge of Leslie, Mo.; great-grandmother, Lucy Clinton of Steelville, Mo.; step-grandparents, Alice and Rick Johnson of Park Hills, Mo., Joe Bowen of Bunker, Mo., Joe and Marge Nahrstedt of St. Louis, Mo., and Lorna Nahrstedt of Texas; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends, all who will sadly miss and fondly remember Lacy Alana West.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, June 21, 2000 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Mo. and Thursday, June 22, 2000 from 9:00 - 10:45 a.m. at Rivers of Life Fellowship.
Funeral services were held at the Rivers of Life Fellowship in Steelville,
Mo. on June 22, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. with Spencer R. Hutson officiating.
Pallbearers were Raymond Bowen, Colin Cottrell, Corey Cottrell, Lance
Harmon, Justin Porter, Travis Sanders, Curtis Stringer, Jodi Voss, R. W.
Welch, and Wyatt West.
Memorials may be given to the Lacy West Scholarship Fund.
Burial was in the Keysville Cemetery at Keysville, Mo.
All arrangements were under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Mo.
Lacy died as a result of a head on crash. The case is still under investigation but the family makes no secrets about the fact Lacy was drinking at the time of her death and resulted in the cause of her death. It may have been the first time she drink in her short life, we'll never really know. But for sure, it is a life lesson to all the young people who think they can drink and drive. She was not wearing a seat belt. If she had been it would have most certainly saved her life. The three other teens in the head on crash survived and were wearing seat belts, thank the Lord. As a result of Lacy's tragic story, Missouri has enacted "Lacy's Law" amendment, making it a felony for any adult who gives a minor alcohol resulting in injury or death, charged with a felony assault. She was given alcohol by an adult just prior to her death. There has been a civil suit won in this case for Lacy and judgement rendered in the case against the adult.
Created by: Debi Ann
Record added: May 01, 2009
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