Marcella Mae West
January 22, 1922 - May 28, 2013
Marcella Mae Koestner West, age 91, of Russellville, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at Jefferson City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born January 22, 1922, in Russellville, a daughter of Martin and Birdie Sappenfield Scrivner. Marcella was united in marriage to Rudolph Koestner on July 31, 1943, and he preceded her in death July 15, 1984. On July 24, 1988, she married Herschel West, who preceded her in death February 13, 2003. Marcella was a graduate of Russellville High School. Her early employment began as a cook for the Russellville School district and later the Oberman Pants Factory in Jefferson City. For several years she was the switchboard operator in Russellville and later retired from Charles E. Still Hospital in Jefferson City, where she ran the switchboard for many years. Marcella had been a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Lohman and later the Enon Baptist Church south of Russellville. She enjoyed music and going to music festivals. However, her greatest enjoyment came from being with her family. Survivors include two children, Jane (David) Jones and Jerry (Laurie) Koestner, both of Lohman; two step-sons, Keith (Karan) West and Kevin (Kristen) West and their families; seven grandchildren, Diane (David) Ott, Susan Oliver, Donna (Tim) Roe, Eric (Mary) Koestner, Laura, Devin and Jahanna Koestner; eight great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, Robert Wayne Jones; one step-daughter, Joyce Bland; two brothers, Foster and Ralph Scrivner; and two sisters, Marie Strobel and Fay Sommerer. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 31, at the Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home in Russellville with Rev. Gary Digby officiating. Interment will be in the Enloe Cemetery west of Russellville. The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the funeral home on Friday. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Central Missouri Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. www.scrivner-morrow.com
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