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George T. West

George T. West, 92, Ellsworth, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at Hays Medical Center.

He was born Oct. 10, 1920, in Kansas City, Mo., to Tom and Jennie (Hattox) West. He attended local school and graduated from Northeast High School in Kansas City, Mo. He later attended and graduated from Kansas City School of Law and was admitted into the Missouri Bar in May 1956.

He worked in U.S. Post Office in the Los Angeles area for most of his life and retired after many years of service. He also was an insurance adjustor for a period of time in the Los Angeles area. He was a U.S. Army veteran, beginning service in 1942 and honorably discharged in 1945 at the rank of sergeant. He was decorated with three Bronze Stars after serving in various theaters of World War II.

Through the years, he had various dogs as pets, all named Spooky -- the last being Spooky IV. He enjoyed traveling and spent most of his time touring various parts of the country in his motorhome, making many friends along the way.

Survivors include his nieces and nephews; and his pet dog, Spooky IV.

He was preceded in death by three sisters and a brother.

Graveside services will be at noon Wednesday in Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville, Mo., with military honors.

There will be no visitation.

Clines Mortuary of Hays, 1919 E. 22nd, Hays, KS 67601, is in charge of arrangements.

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