Charlene West


January 15, 2013 - 12:00 AM

Charlene Louise (Odell) West, 77, Iola, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at Allen County Hospital.
Charlene was born Aug. 25, 1935, in Fort Scott, the daughter of Roy and Letha (Hills) Odell. She grew up in the Fort Scott area.
Charlene married William Harry “Blackie” Smith, Sr. and they had two sons and later divorced. She married Tom More and they made their home in Humboldt. They had two sons and later divorced. Charlene and Ronald J. West Sr. were married in 1984 and made their home in Iola. He preceded her in death June 30, 2004.
She is survived by four sons, James Leroy Smith, Houston, Texas, William H. Smith, Jr., Fort Scott, Jon More, Fort Scott, and Michael More, Iola; one sister, Lottie Martin, Fort Scott; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Verna Mae Coyan, and a brother, Sherman Sylvester Odell.
Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Fort Scott National Cemetery.
She will lie in state at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola on Wednesday from noon to 8 p.m.
Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, is in charge of arrangements.
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