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Pauletta Jeanne West

December 11, 1946 February 11, 2019
Pauletta Jeanne West
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Pauletta Jeanne West, former Cushing educator, passed away on Monday, February 11, 2019 in Perkins at the age of 72 years.
The daughter the late James Arthur Ridenour and Edna Pauline Sherrill Ridenour, Pauletta was born on December 11, 1946 in Albany, California. She was raised in Cushing, graduating from Cushing High School with the class of 1965. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education and her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Oklahoma State University.
She was united in marriage to Loren West in May 1963 and to this union one son, Scott, was born.
Pauletta had worked for Dr. Thorpe for many years prior to working as secretary for the Cushing Middle School. She taught 4th grade at Harrison School and Kindergarten at Wilson school before becoming Principal at Wilson School.
Pauletta was a people person. She loved socializing with others, whether it be children or adults. She projected positivity to all those she came in contact with; she always saw the good in everyone and found beauty in all things. She was passionate about her family and the education of children.
Survivors include her son, Scott West and his wife, Kim, of Paola, Kansas; granddaughter, Miranda West Chrisman and her husband, Steve, of Cushing; grandson, Clark West and wife, Natalie of Springfield, Missouri; sister, Sherrill Nye and her husband, Bill, of Tulsa; nieces and nephews, Carl Cobb, Tonya Eddington, Jason West, Blake West, Dylan West and Drew West; great nieces and nephews, Cory Barker, Taylor Cobb, Garrick West and Travis Pruitt, and many other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents, Pauletta was preceded in death by one brother, James “Jimbo” Ridenour.
Funeral services will be Friday, February 15, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. in the First United Methodist Church of Cushing.
Burial will follow in the Euchee Valley Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family will greet friends on Thursday evening from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Floyd Family Center, East of the Davis Funeral Home.


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Visitation

Thursday

14

Feb

5:00 PM 2/14/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 2/14/2019 7:00:00 PM
Davis Funeral Home

402 E Broadway
Cushing, OK 74023

Davis Funeral Home
402 E Broadway Cushing 74023 OK
United States

Service

Friday

15

Feb

1:00 PM 2/15/2019 1:00:00 PM
First United Methodist Church

930 S. Little Ave
Cushing, OK 74023

First United Methodist Church
930 S. Little Ave Cushing 74023 OK
United States
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