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PEKIN ~ Betty June West, 86, of Colleyville, Texas, formerly of Pekin, passed away at 2:22 a.m. Monday, June 12, 2017 at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Carrollton, Texas.

Born July 20, 1930 in Benton, Illinois to William and Leona (Glenn) Fisher, she married Joseph Edgar West on September 20, 1952 in Benton.

Surviving are three sons, Donald (Karen) West of Colleyville, Texas, James (Denise) West of Pekin and Michael (Barb) West of Antioch, Tennessee; one daughter, Kristi (Neil) Breeden of Brentwood, Tennessee; and one brother, Roy (Jean) Fisher of O'Fallon, Missouri.

Also surviving are grandchildren, Cara (Ryan) Zuklin and David (Kaitlynd) West, both of Pekin; Jayme West of Tremont; Nicholas West of Antioch, Tennessee; and Kaitlyn West, Donald J. West and Daniel West, all of Colleyville, Texas; one great-granddaughter, Kori DeWitt; two great-grandsons, Mychael West and Paxton Couch; and one great-granddaughter, Rosalynn West due to be born in mid-June 2017.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; one sister, Ruby Taylor; and two brothers, Charles Fisher and Donald Fisher.

A devoted mother, she loved the Lord, studying the Bible, singing, music, cooking, baking and working on ancestry. She loved family get-togethers or just sitting and talking.  She never knew a stranger.

She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Pekin for over 60 years and a member of the Liberty Bells ladies quartet. She also had served as Sunday school secretary and taught Sunday school.

Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 16, 2017 at Liberty Baptist Church in Pekin. The Rev. John West will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will be at Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Liberty Baptist Church, 2105 Sheridan Road, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

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