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 Donna <I>Gaines</I> West

Donna Gaines West

Birth
Poplar Bluff, Butler County, Missouri, USA
Death 29 May 2011 (aged 61)
Poplar Bluff, Butler County, Missouri, USA
Burial Poplar Bluff, Butler County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 70635566 · View Source
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Donna was born in Poplar Bluff, MO. Born to Leland and Louise (Hanks) Gaines.
On July 26, 1973, she married John S. West, Jr. in Poplar Bluff. He survives.They had two sons, Matthew L. West and John S. West III and wife Lori. She had five grandchildren, Cody, Michael, Mason, Brittany and Ashley. A brother, Fred Gaines and wife Geri; two nephews, Mark Gaines and wife Sami and David Gaines; and a niece, Kristie Gaines.
She was a member of First Baptist Church, and served on the board for the UCAN Cancer Network. For many years, Donna along with her late mother co-owned and operated Accents, a home décor and craft store. She also worked as office manager for West Truck Enterprises. Donna enjoyed flowers in the spring and snow in the winter, Christmas holidays (her favorite), watching the St. Louis Cardinals and her once a month girl's night out with her former classmates and friends. Her most cherished possession was her family and life in general.


When I'm Gone
When I come to the end of my journey and I travel my last weary mile, just forget if you can that I ever frowned and remember only the smile. Forget unkind words that I have spoken; remember some good that I have done, forget that I ever had heartache and remember that I've had loads of fun. Forget that I've stumbled and blundered and sometimes fell by the way. Remember I have fought some hard battles and won ere the close of the day. Then forget to grieve for my going, I would not have you sad for a day, but in summer just gather some flowers, and remember the place where I lay, and come in the shade of the evening, when the sun paints the sky in the west, Stand for a few moments beside me, And remember only my best.
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  • Created by: SJK
  • Added: 30 May 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 70635566
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Donna Gaines West (16 Jun 1949–29 May 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 70635566, citing Poplar Bluff City Cemetery, Poplar Bluff, Butler County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by SJK (contributor 47249146) .