Born: April 12, 1923 - Deceased: August 10, 2019
Lydia Frances (Kiphart) West, 96, of Bethalto, IL, formerly of Caseyville, IL, died Saturday, August 10, 2019. She was born on April 12, 1923 in East St Louis, IL. She married John E West on July 22, 1945 in East St Louis, IL. They were married for 57 years. He preceded her in death on August, 20, 2002.
Lydia was a homemaker. She loved to sew and paint. She was a member of Meadow Heights Baptist Church in Collinsville, IL for over 40 years, where she was a Sunday School teacher and prayer warrior. John and Lydia were respected leaders in their church. Over the years, John & Lydia welcomed many family members into their home, who needed assistance or a place to stay.
She was preceded in death by her:
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Meadow Heights Southern Baptist Church, Collinsville, IL
Visitation: Visitation from 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Meadow Heights Southern Baptist Church in Collinsville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Meadow Heights Southern Baptist Church, with her 3 sons, Pastor Charles West, Michael West, & John West, & Grandson, Pastor Andrew West officiating. Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.
My precious Aunt Lydia. She epitomised the Proverbs 31 woman. She was a Woman if Excellence. Praising God she has made it safely home for eternity. We are so sorry we cannot be there for the funeral, but out hearts will be there with you.
Kind, wise, wonderful, caring, loving and faithful….just a few of the first words that come to mind when thinking of Aunt Lydia. She set the standard for all of us to follow–in her marriage, her parenting and her faith. She will be missed so much and always remembered for these special qualities and many more. Lynda and Dick
I remember my Aunt Lydia with great affection she was my grandmothers sister and we visited often as children. I remember the family reunions and playing with the cousins on hot summer days filked with food, sweat and laughter I will dance with you in heaven Aunt Lydia.
Brigitta (Timmons) Mueller