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Mary Josephine (Maddy) West (1938-2017) - Albia Newspapers: Obituaries

Mary Josephine (Maddy) West (1938-2017)

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Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017 10:19 am

Mary Josephine (Maddy) West, 79, of Weller, passed away at 7:58 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 in Mesa, Ariz. She was born July 11, 1938 in Weller, to Russell Maddy and Bernadette (Heyland) Maddy. She married Charles Roger West of Russell on July 13, 1957 and they recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 13, 2017.

Together they raised a close-knit family of four daughters, Cindy (Dave) Wilson of Longmont, Cheryl McCann of Ankeny, Cathy (Kevin) Lehman of Ankeny, and Sharon Lafferty of Loveland.

Mary Jo leaves behind her husband Charles Roger West; 10 grandchildren: Erin (Ben) Wilson, Anne Wilson, Matthew (Sarah) McCann, Jami (Matt) McCann, Ryan (Amanda) McCann, Danielle Albaugh, Calen Lehman, Torie Lehman, Cory Lafferty, Renee (Tanner) Lafferty; eight great-grandchildren: Madison, Marissa, Marcus, Rylin, Addison, August, Kiegan and Mason.

She remained close to her siblings, Dorothy Parker of Des Moines and Bill (Patti) Maddy of Ankeny, along with several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Mary Jo enjoyed working at John Deere in Ankeny and Intel in Chandler, Ariz., until retirement in Gilbert, Ariz. She also enjoyed camping, boating, softball, Weller picnics, dancing, discovering garage sales, sewing, toll painting for their many treasures to sell at the swap meets on weekends.

Celebration of her life will be announced in the Spring.

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