Barbara Ann (Gregory) Owen-West, 87, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by family, on September 10th, 2019 in Nelson, MO. Services at Nelson Baptist Church Tuesday, September 17, 2019, Visitation – 1:00 pm Service – 2:00 pm. Burial at Salt Fork Cemetery, Nelson, MO. Individual viewing held during office hours at Langsford Funeral Home, Lee’s Summit, MO on Monday, September 16, 2019. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Nelson Baptist Church or Disabled American Veterans.
Barbara was born June 25, 1932 in Warsaw, MO to Charles F. and Nora E. Gregory. Barbara grew up in Warsaw, MO and graduated in 1949. On August 26, 1950 she married Mervin K. Owen and had 3 children, Debra N. Owen, Patricia S. Lim, and Kathy D. West. After marriage, she moved several places, but called Lees Summit, MO home for 34 years. While in Lee’s Summit, she sold Artex Paints, then she was a seamstress at Royal Emblem. Barbara then retired and moved to Nelson, MO and has lived there for 28 years. After Mervin’s death, she married Ray West and acquired 8 children, 19 grandchildren and many, many great grandchildren. She has been an active Baptist since a very young age and was Baptized at New Home Baptist Church in Warsaw, MO and currently serving at Nelson Baptist Church in Nelson, MO.
Barbara is preceded in death by her husband, Mervin Owen; girls, Debra Norene, Patricia Sue; parents, Charles Herbert & Nora Emma; siblings, Herbert Gregory, Nettie Dover, Loren Gregory, Norma Morosco, Roselma Collins, Mary Weaver, Ivan Gregory, and Leonora Gregory; her second husband, William Raymond (Ray) West, father of Gary West (Kathy).
Barbara is survived by her siblings, Wanda Goin, Ada Ashlock, & Marjorie Burlingame; daughter, Kathy West (Gary), of Nelson; and grandchildren of her and Mervin Owen were Jeremiah West (Teena), Angela Winkler (Larry), Joshua Lim, Jedidiah West (Tara), Anna Bracken (William), Josiah West (Jennifer), Abigail DeVorss (Austin), along with 15 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. Also of Ray’s 8 kids, Judy Busick (Jr) Pleasant Hill, MO, Bill West (Irene) Lees Summit, MO, Bev Thompson (Larry) Stover, MO, Don West (Joyce) Greenwood, MO, Gary West (Kathy) Nelson, MO, Brenda Rush (Terry) Lees Summit, MO, Wanda Villines Kansas City, MO, Ken West (Edie) Warsaw, MO.