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Katherine J. West
Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the All Saints Episcopal Church in St. Louis, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Father Michael Dunnington.
Music provided by: church choir.
Interment will be in the Saint Peters Cemetery in St. Louis.
Pallbearers: Greg Johnson, Fernando Johnson, Tadarrol Johnson, Taron Johnson, Ronnie Johnson and Capice Lee.
Katherine J. (Johnson) West passed away at 7:50 p.m. on Friday, September 17, 2010 at the Lewis Memorial Christian Village in Springfield, Illinois. She was a graduate of Lincoln High School in Vandalia and a graduate of Tucker Business College. During her teenage years, she was a member of the Second Missionary Baptist Church in Vandalia where she was pianist for the young adult choir. After her marriage, she became a member of the All Saints' Episcopal Church where she was a member of St. Ann's Guild, St. Margaret Guild and a Sunday school member for many years. Katherine had a pleasant personality and enjoyed giving to others. She loved people and especially small children. Katherine was also a member of the Athenian Study Club, an affiliate of the National Counsel Federation of Colored Women Clubs of which she served as its historian. She was active with St. Mary's Guild and a member of the Business and Professional Women's Group. Katherine had been employed at the Urban League of St. Louis for 32 years when she retired as its personnel director.
Born: March 15, 1915 in Callaway County, Missouri the daughter of William McKinley and Cordie Laura (Harris) Johnson.
Married: Alonza Louis West for 52 years; he preceded her in death.
Survivors include:Lillian Johnson - sister-in-law of Vandalia; a host of nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: husband, Alonza; three brothers: Clyde William Johnson Sr., Cecil Harvey Johnson and Andrew E. Johnson; two sisters: Mary Francis (Johnson) Jackson and Clara Stacie Johnson; nephew, Charles Wayne Jackson.
Memorials are encouraged to the All Saints Episcopal Church in St. Louis.
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