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Kathy West

Date of Death: 10-30-2022
Funeral Service : 11-20-2022

Kathy West

Kathleen Gail West, 71 of St. Joseph, MO, passed away October 30, 2022.

She was born on March 24, 1951, to Lloyd Dale and Betty Jean (Barnes) Swartz in St. Joseph, MO where she grew up and graduated from Benton High School. Kathy then served in the U.S. Navy where she was stationed in Hawaii and where her son Chip was born. After her honorable discharge, she returned to St. Joseph where she made her home and raised Chip. 

Kathy worked as a convenient store clerk for many years in the south end. She enjoyed working with and being around the public. Kathy loved being a grandma was a very proud of her son, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Later in life, Kathy enjoyed living in the apartments where she acquired many friendships. 

She was preceded in death by her parents Lloyd and Betty Swartz and her sister Linda Miller.

Kathy is survived by her son Chip Holman and wife Pam; grandchildren Derek Holman, Brett Holman, Kristina (Anthony) Johnson, Jillian Holman, Bethany Pike and Kristyn (Jake) Carlock; great-grandchildren Raelynn, Amelia, and Blayden; brother Brad (Tammy) Swartz; sister Marilyn (Cliff) Herr; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The family will be hosting a visitation from  1:00-2:00 pm with Celebration of Life Service at 2:00 pm Sunday November 20th at  the First Baptist Church Gower, MO.  

Please contact the family or the church for details and questions.