Patsy Louise (West) Sweetser, May 11, 1931~January 31, 2017
Patsy Louise (West) Sweetser, age 85 of Elkins, passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2017. She was born May 11, 1931 in Elkins, the daughter of Oscar and Margaret West. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Patsy lived her entire life in Elkins. She was a Christian and a lifelong member of the Elkins Community Church. She graduated from Elkins High School and spent her career working for the Bank of Elkins, White River Telephone Company and the State of Arkansas. She served on the Elkins City Council and was very active in the community having volunteered with Meals on Wheels, Elkins Elementary and serving many years as a poll worker in local elections.
Patsy carried a positive and persevering attitude with her each day. She was deeply devoted to her family and never though twice of sacrificing her time and wants for them.
Patsy is survived by her three children, Jack (Betsy) Sweetser of Springdale, Joe (Deb) Sweetser of Fayetteville and Mary (Bill) Shofner of Elkins; 7 grandchildren, Dr. Kimberly (Sean) Huggins, Jack West (Latresa) Sweetser, Lauren (Ryan) Locke, Matthew (Mollie) Sweetser, Trey (Tennille) Shofner, Tara (Jacob) Hudson, Travis (Becky) Shofner; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Peggy (Bob) Warren of Elkins and many friends and family.
A visitation will be held Thursday, February 2, 2017from 5-7 P.M. at Beard’s Funeral Chapel of Fayetteville. Funeral service will be Friday, February 3, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at the Elkins Community Church in Elkins, AR. Interment will follow in the Mount Olive Cemetery in Elkins under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.
Pallbearers are Trey Shofner, Travis Shofner, Matthew Sweetser, Jack West Sweetser, Charles Warren, Bill Warren and Jon Warren.
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