MARY E. "LIBBY" WEST Thursday, June 20, 1946 - Monday, July 17, 2017

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth “Libby” West, age 71, of Republic, Missouri, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 17, 2017, in her home with family at her side. She was born on June 20, 1946 in Springfield, Missouri, the daughter of the late Adrian Ervin and Beth (Snyder) Cox.

Libby was united in marriage to Joe Rex West on December 15, 1962 in Springfield, Missouri. They enjoyed 44 years of marriage before Joe passed away on March 20, 2007.

She is survived by four daughters, Jerri Reser, Barbie Luttrull, Mindy Kelley, and Marti Clark; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and a sister, Phyllis Carlson.

A graveside memorial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 2, 2017 in Evergreen Cemetery, Republic, under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Flowers will be received at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 4400 Clayton Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110; or to Hospice Compassus, 1465 E. Primrose, Springfield, MO 65804. Family and friends may share condolences at

Service Details: A graveside memorial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 2, 2017 in Evergreen Cemetery, Republic, under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic.

One of a kind, one of a kind!   So thankful she came my way as a co-worker, but even more as a friend. Quite a legacy for her girls and grandones! A huge hug to all of you, and I regret greatly that I will miss her service. 
So sorry for the loss of Libby,  girls and family we are thinking of you and hope you all are doing okay.  Dwayne and Jo Etta Pendleton
I am so sorry for your loss. What a great Mom and friend you girls were gifted with. You have so many great memories , cherish them always. I will always remember the laughs , smiles and all the fun I had as a young girl on our weekend "family" trips.    Love and Prayers for your family. 
I can think of so many adjectives to describe Libby - funny, genuine, "wash and wear", friendly, fiercely loyal, a fighter, delightful, creative, trustworthy, passionate about her family and friends, dedicated to her job, grateful to those who helped her along the way, an advocate for students and teachers, a historian of the community and of the school, and many more. She probably never knew how much she meant to this school and community. Libby West, you are loved and you are missed.
I'm so sorry for your loss! Libby was one of the best softball moms around! Prayers for you all!
So sorry for your loss. Libby always brought a ray of sunshine where ever she went. She and her infectious smile will be greatly missed. 
My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends! She was a beautiful soul and she will be deeply missed!!
So very sorry for your loss of a terrific, wonderful woman and friend. My prayers and sympathy to everyone. Libby will be missed so much. That corner of Republic will never be the same. I will always hear her voice especially calling our square dancing group. God be with you all. 
When my son went to E3(now called Lyon) Libby was the secretary there. She always had a smile on her face when I seen her. My Dad worked many years at Mueller's with Joe. I am sorry to hear of her passing. My thoughts & prayers are with her family & friends.
Libby was a hero to so many.  She faced everything with courage and lived life to the fullest.  Her spirit was contagious to all she met.  Blessings to all of her family.
I am so very sorry for the loss of your Mother.  My thoughts are with you. Bernadean (Romine) McAfee
My friend at school. She could fix any problem we had. A beautiful lady.
Sorry to hear this news.  I will always remember Libby as happy and so full of energy!
So many memories when we where young, what great times togather.Always remember.
Libby was so much fun to be around when I would come down from the kitchen at Lyon elementary, she was always laughing and making funnies about something. she will be greatly missed by her family and friends. keeping the family in our prayers. Don and Debby Clutter
So sorry for your loss. Libby was a great person to work with and a true friend. She will be missed.
What a great loss to our community. My heart goes out to you girls and the rest of the family. To knowLibby, is to know how much she loved her family, especially the grandkids.