Harold Loyd West
10-24-1928 to 09-09-2019
Linn County News
Published Sept. 11, 2019
Harold Loyd West, 90, of Mound City, Kan., passed away on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, at The Residencies at Pleasanton. Harold was born in Farlinville, Kan., on Oct. 24, 1928, to Howard L. and Beulah M. (Holt) West.
He went to school at Farlinville County School and then attended one year at Mound City High School. Harold was a rancher, farmer and song writer all his life. The love of farming and raising cattle was his calling.
In 1955 Harold joined Richland Grange No. 1995 as a charter member. He held many local and state offices and was currently serving as treasurer. Harold was known as the peanut brittle or candy man for his love of making peanut brittle with the Grange. In 1962, Harold helped organize the Linn County Polled Hereford Association. That same year, Harold and wife Patty were National Grange Young Couple of the Year. They were recognized at the National Convention in Fort Wayne, Ind., for their outstanding Grange work. Harold was also very community and civic minded. He served as secretary and treasurer for the Farlinville Telephone Office for years. He served on many boards throughout the county including the Linn County Coop Board, the Rural Electric Board and the Linn County Extension Board. He was a member of the Linn County Republican Sunflower Club. For many years, he and Patty were members of The Linn County Promenaders, a square dance group. Harold and Patty enjoyed traveling and they have traveled to every state by airplane, train or car. In 1983, they joined an agriculture group and traveled to Holland, Germany, France, Switzerland and England.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Beryl West; and two sisters, Alma Cosens and Beatrice Foster.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Patty, of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Kristi West; one daughter and son-in-law, Darla and Thomas Drain; four grandchildren, Nathan Drain and wife Lily, Kyle West, Ryan West and wife Jenni, and Arwen Drain; two great granddaughters, Ruby and Molly West; a sister, Mary Sue Gentrey of Maurepas, Louisiana; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at Mound City United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. until service time at the church. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery, Mound City.
The family suggests contributions to Mound City United Methodist Church or The Residencies at Pleasanton in care of Schneider Funeral Home & Crematory, PO Box J, Mound City, KS 66056.
Linn County News Published April 14, 2021 Cecil L. Fish, 89, Ottawa, Kan., and former longtime Labette County resident, passed away Thursday, April 8, 2021, at his home. Cecil was born the third child to Cecil Paige and Edna (Nickoley) Fish on Dec. 7, 1931, in... [More]
Linn County News Published April 14, 2021 William Michael McMillan, age 60, of St. Joseph, Mo., passed away on Thursday, April 8, 2021. He was born on Aug. 24, 1960, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of William McMillan and Virginia Russell McMillan. He... [More]
Linn County News Published April 14, 2021 Vivian Lucile Bright, age 93, Pleasanton, Kan., passed away on Thursday, April 8, 2021. She was born in La Cygne, Kan., on April 4, 1928, the daughter of Raymond and Leona Dodge Vail. Vivian graduated from... [More]
- Brett Michael Johnson 07-10-1995 to 12-12-2020
- Thomas Franklin “T.F.” Edmonds 01-14-1928 to 11-06-2020
- Vernon LeRoy “Roy” Massey 02-09-1922 to 10-07-2020
- Margaret Eileen Wier 02-15-1943 to 09-21-2020
- Elynor Ann Miller 08-28-1924 to 08-02-2020
- James J. Shannon Robinson 03-29-1980 to 08-01-2020
- Charles William “Bill” Atwood Jr. 05-31-1927 to 07-29-2020
- Verna Louise Bright 09-06-1935 to 07-30-2020
The Mound City Council met by phone for a special meeting on Tuesday afternoon, April 6, for the purpose of determining whether or not to reopen the discussions on the sale of the city lake. During the course of that meeting, the council voted to go forward with the discussions... [More]
Customers are spared a billing shock La Cygne natural gas customers will not feel the burden of a high February supplier invoice. The unanimous decision by its council followed a 15-minute executive session for legal attorney-client privilege at its regular meeting... [More]
New possibilities discussed Linn County Fire Chief Doug Barlet reported to the Linn County Commissioners on Monday, April 12, that he had discussed their request for possible changes to the burn ban policy, and the board had voted 7-0 to make no changes; however, they... [More]
- Commissioners approve roof bid for fire stations
- Christmas in Linn County
- New quarantine guidelines announced, software approved for Health Department
- Wreck leaves local attorney injured
- Commissioners opt to leave mask decision to school boards
- USD 362 sets new bond election date
- Cattle industry feeling the impact of COVID-19
- LC Sheriff’s Office joins Crimes Against Children Task Force
Prairie View got contributions from many sources in their April 6 softball doubleheader sweep of Iola. Wins of 10-3 and 18-8 over the Fillies raised the Lady Buffalos’ Pioneer League record to 4-0, 5-0 overall, to begin this week. The team will host a non-league twinbill... [More]
The Jayhawk JV golf team did well last week. On April 5 they traveled to Erie and on April 6 they went to Fort Scott for a tournament hosted by Uniontown. In the Erie tournament they only brought three golfers so they could not place as a team, but at the Uniontown tournament... [More]
- Pleasanton baseball starts season with a pair of walk-off thrillers against Oswego
- Prairie View, Pioneer League ponder Baldwin addition
- Pleasanton girls’ basketball hopes for good season with young but experienced team
- Prairie View football has multiple players on the All Pioneer League team
- Prairie View football starts playoffs strong with dominant win over Caney Valley
- Jayhawk football falls to West Franklin
- Pleasanton football falls to Olpe
- Pleasanton football falls in close game to Uniontown on Homecoming