Service Schedule...

Barbara "Bobby" Jo Wester

Date: Monday, November 14, 2016
Time: 9 to 11 am

Visitation Location:
Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville

Date: Monday, November 14, 2016
Time: 11:00 am

Service Location:
Gottenstroeter Funeral Home Chapel

Countryside Memorial Gardens

Family Choice

Barbara Jo Wester of Owensville departed this life on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 at Phelps County Hospital in Rolla. She had reached the age of 80 years, five months, and two days.

Bobby Jo, as some knew her, was born in Edna Gas, West Virginia, on June 7th, 1936 to the late Ebert and Nell (Chester) Hartzell. Bobby Jo was in the United States Air Force when she met her husband, Raymond Wester, who also served our country. She loved the military life. She loved the singer, Ray Price. She loved to play Rummy and "hoard the aces"; she loved her sweets, always wanted to know what kind of pie they had before ordering her meal. Everyone loved her that came into contact with her. The people that took care of her at Frene Valley and Missouri Veterans Home loved her sense of humor and she always told them how much she appreciated their help. She will be sadly missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband; Raymond Wester; her parents, Ebert and Nell Hartzell; her brother, Gene Hartzell; and son-in-law, Richard Niederer.

Her survivors include her sister, Judy Hayes and husband Jim of Farmington, West Virginia; children, Debbie Heck and husband Carl of Owensville; Terry Meyer and husband Doug of Owensville; Kim Dinkins-Glover and husband Ron of Sullivan; and son Scott Wester and special friend Tammy of Owensville; nine grandchildren, Julie Diestelkamp and husband Brian, Joey Niederer, Joseph Heck and special friend Crystal, Christopher Meyer, Charlie Meyer and wife Courtney, Jennifer McClurg and husband Jacob, Matt Dinkins and wife Ashley, Scotty Wester and Cassandra Wester; thirteen grandchildren, Hailey and Breanna Diestelkamp, Remington Heck, Logan, Brantley and Bryson Meyer, Jonah and Joel McClurg, Matthew, Bella, and Blaine Dinkins, Bentley and Lilly Wester.