Rushville Republican

January 2, 2014

Joseph B. West Sr., 87

Rushville Republican

---- — Joseph B. West Sr., 87, of Noblesville, died Dec. 27, 2013. Born Nov. 14, 1926, in Akron, Ohio, the third child of Jessie Bebout West and Newton Earl West, Sr. He was a 1945 graduate of Rushville High School and Indiana University in 1948. His career of selling building materials spanned over 44 years. He was preceded in death by his sister, Marcella West, and brother, Newton E. West, Jr.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Rosemary Ann Price West; his children, Marcia Lee West Rohrer (and Al) of Houston, Texas, Laura Elizabeth West Newman (and Ted) of Hartsville, S.C., Jessica Ruth West Gregg of Aubrey, Texas, Joseph B. West, Jr. of Melissa, Texas, John R. West of Longview, Texas, and James A. West (and Kelly) of Dallas, Texas; his 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and his niece Ann West Ruhge (and Justin) of Lompac, Calif. He will also be missed by Ann’s children, Jeffry Price (and Cynthia) of Peru, Jennifer Mohr (and John) of Evansville, James Price (and Robin) of Logansport, and Janet Price (and Marsha Lutz) of Terre Haute, as well as her 12 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6 at Todd Funeral Centre & Crematory with visitation from 11 a.m. until service. Burial will follow at Rushville’s East Hill Cemetery.

Donations can be made to Rushville Consolidated High School or Indiana University. Online condolences at