Longtime Vinita resident Mary Orlena Barnes West died on Wednesday, March 14, 2012. She was born on December 13, 1923, in Alluwe, Okla., the youngest of seven children of Jay Aipheus and Mary Lealon Morris Barnes.
She married Charles Jay West on September 2, 1941, in Chelsea. He preceded her in death on August 26, 2007, after a long and happy marriage.
She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.
She is survived by: three children: Deanna Glenn of Sallisaw; Charles “Red” West of Vinita; and Donna Smith of Bernice; three grandchildren: Tracy Glenn Baker of Sallisaw; Rodney Smith of Katy, Texas; and Melanie Smith Bell of Broken Arrow; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
Family visitation will be at Burckhalter Funeral Home in Vinita from 6- 7 p.m., on
Thursday, March 15. Services will be on Friday, March 16 at 11 a.m. at First Christian Church with Pastor Henry McClain officiating.
Burial will follow at Chelsea Cemetery.
Services are by Burckhalter Funeral Home, Vinita.
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