Patsy Louise (West) Sweetser, May 11, 1931~January 31, 2017

Sweetser copyPatsy 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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    Patricia Barnhill » 01. Feb, 2017

    Jack and Family,
    I am deeply sorry for your loss. I will pray for you all to find peace in the passing of Miss Patsy. She will be greatly missed among her friends and family although she is now joining the rest of your family and her friends who have moved on in heaven and will live in Glory through Christ Jesus. I wish you serenity during this time of sorrow.

    Patricia Barnhill
    Procurement Administrator
    AP Imaging
    Tyson Foods, Inc.

    Amy Gilbert » 01. Feb, 2017

    Dear Sweetser Family: we are very sorry for your loss and pray for peace and assurance during this very difficult time. Amy & Carl Gilbert.

    Reana Patrick » 01. Feb, 2017

    I sure will miss my sweet Patsy.
    I loved her so much .
    I will always remember the good
    Visits we had. I am blessed to know
    Her .My thoughts & prayers are with
    The family .

    Name » 02. Feb, 2017

    We are so sorry for your loss…what a wonderful, caring and great Lady Patsy was. She will be sorely missed by all…God bless
    Donna and Gilbert Bloyed

    Tisha Brooks Boscia » 02. Feb, 2017

    Jack, Joe and Mary and family,
    Heaven got a lot sweeter. Patsy was a wonderful person and great friend of my family. She worked with Grandmother at the State of Arkansas and Mom (Josephine) did her taxes and if memory serves me right made lots of cakes for you all.
    Thoughts and prayers for you during this time. I stand on the promise that we will see her again.
    Love to each of you,
    Tisha Brooks Boscia

    Frances Collins Proffitt » 02. Feb, 2017

    Jack, Joe and Mary Ellen
    Will always remember our Mom as friendly and sweet Lady. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Rick & Shirley Tinsley » 02. Feb, 2017

    To Bill and Mary Shofner. We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Patsy. She was a very sweet lady and we know this is a terrible loss. Rick and Shirley Tinsley.

    Name » 02. Feb, 2017

    Mary,Jack and Joe,and families,I am so very sorry for your loss.She was a wonderful person. God has gained another angel.

    Name » 02. Feb, 2017

    Dear Mary, Jack, Joe, Peggy, and family,

    I was very sorry to learn of Patsy’s passing. She was such a sweet lady, and always seemed to have a smile on her face. I pray God gives you the strength you need during this sad time.

    Sarah Bunch

    sam and susie bivens » 03. Feb, 2017

    our thoughts and prayers are with you. Patsy was a sweet person ,enjoyed working with her.

    Dempsey Lewis » 03. Feb, 2017

    Our deepest sympathies for your loss. Patsy was always such a special lady.

    Bobby & Marcia Howard » 06. Feb, 2017

    Our Deepest Sympathy

    Marjorie Hammond Niblock » 06. Feb, 2017

    Am saddened to read of the passing of my childhood friend Patsy West Sweetser. She and I were born in Elkins, Arkansas, with my birth coming 6 months later than hers. She got the name that my mother had chosen for me. Patsy was blessed to have wonderful parents (Margaret and Oscar (Dobe), three wonderful children, Joe, Jack, and Mary. I regret that I was unable to attend her visitation or her funeral. May God give rest to her soul.