Lawrence West

Lawrence Eldon West, 84, of rural Colony died Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009, at St. Francis Health Center in Topeka.
He was born Aug. 30, 1925, on a farm west of Colony, the son of Logan Robert and Gertrude Belle (Shipley) West. He grew up on the family farm and attended rural schools.
On Nov. 23, 1946, he married Donna Lorene Tippie in Iola. They made their home west of Colony on a farm.
He enjoyed all wildlife, especially feeding birds, pet coons, deer and wild turkey. He was a member of the Northcott Church.
He is survived by his wife of the home; a son, Wayne and his wife, Ginger, rural Colony; two daughters, Linda Smith and her husband, Pete, rural Colony, and Cinda Croley and her husband, Earl, Iola; a brother, Robert and his wife, Roberta, rural Colony; a sister, Avis Richards, Iola; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
A brother, Paul, died earlier.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapels in Iola.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Northcott Church west of Colony. Burial will be in Logue Cemetery east of Le Roy.
Memorials to Northcott Church may be left at the funeral chapel. Online condolences for the family may be left at