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Carolyn Sue (Runge) West January 10, 1941 – September 8, 2020

Carolyn Sue (Runge) West, 79, passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at her home in DeWitt, MO. A private family funeral service will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Brunswick, MO. Pastor Theiss will officiate the service. No visitation will be held. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in DeWitt, MO.

Carolyn was born on January 10, 1941 in DeWitt, MO, the daughter of Arnold and Dorothy (Owens) Runge.  Carolyn attended grade school in DeWitt, MO until her school closed.  She transferred to Brunswick and in 1958 she was part of the first graduating class in Brunswick’s new high school.  Carolyn married Delmar Heishman on November 15, 1959 and they were blessed with two children, Darren and Rodger.  Delmar preceded her in passing in 1970.  On October 3, 1971 Carolyn was united in marriage to Richard West.  Together they were blessed with one daughter, Carrie.  Richard preceded her in passing in 2006.

Carolyn was a housewife, worked for the nursing home in Carrollton, MO, worked at the glove factory in Brunswick, MO from 1970-1974 and worked at the post office in DeWitt from 1994-2011 as a Postmaster Relief.  She loved sitting on her porch admiring her flowers, watching birds and butterflies, reading romance novels, and shopping at antique stores.

Carolyn was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Brunswick, MO and a member of the DeWitt Community Club.

Carolyn is survived by three children, Darren Heishman of Fulton, MO, Rodger Heishman and his wife Toni of Jacksonville, OR, and Carrie West of DeWitt, MO; one sister, Patsy Fromm and her husband Donald of Camdenton, MO; one brother-in-law, Ronnie West of Fayetteville, MO; three sisters-in-law, Ruth Heishman of DeWitt, MO, Barbara Baldwin of Hallsville, MO, and Sharon Barnett and her husband Terry of Springfield, MO; several nieces and nephews, Cindy Smith, her husband Justin, and their son Garrett of Holden, MO, Justin (JC) West and his son Korben of Fayetteville, MO, Kim Foster and her husband Keith of Austin, TX, Kelly Lucas and her husband Mitch of Camdenton, MO, Kevin Fromm and his wife Dani of Memphis, MO, and Kenny Fromm and his wife Teresa of Grandview, MO.  Carolyn also leaves behind her best friend, Margie Lewis.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arnold and Dorothy Runge; her husbands, Delmar Heishman and Richard West; her brother, Richard Runge; brothers-in-law, Dale Heishman, Herman Heishman, and Marvin Heishman; her niece, Beverly Wheeler; her nephews, John and Mark Heishman; and a great nephew, Lucas Shaw.

Pallbearers will be Rodger Heishman, Kenneth Fromm, Kevin Fromm, and JC West.  Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Harmon, Bruce Harmon, Mike McHugh, Danny Gladbach, and Randy Winfrey.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to “Family Choice”.  Donations may be left at or mailed to Breshears Memorial Chapel, 207 W. Broadway, Brunswick, MO, 65236.

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