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Friday June 9th, 2017
3:00pm - 8:00pm

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Saturday June 10th, 2017
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Wyman "Ray" West

Wyman “Ray” West, 78, of French Lick, Indiana entered into eternal rest on June 5th, 2017 at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana.

He was born in Russell Springs, Kentucky on August 30, 1938 to Clisby West and Nona “Baker” West.

Ray married his love of over 56 years, Anna B. McCallister on July 15th, 1960 and she survives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; (1) sister – Emogene Haydon and (1) brother – Walter “Woody” West.

Ray was a self-employed entrepreneur for most of his life with Anna B working by his side, beginning with Ray’s Highway Market grocery store in Oolitic, Indiana from 1965 to 1971; West’s IGA grocery store in Bloomington, Indiana in 1971 and then worked for Wetterau Incorporated in Bloomington, Indiana.

The West family then moved to French Lick in 1979 where they opened West’s Market.  The Star Store was purchased in 1983 and in 1986 West’s Video & Appliance was established.  The building on the corner of Maple and Main Streets has been home to a grocery store, video store, appliance and furniture store, and the Cozy Corner restaurant.  The upstairs was renovated for apartments and the street level most currently houses the video store, a retail gift shop and Just Off the Brick Pizza.

Ray is survived by:

Wife Anna B. West French Lick, Indiana

(2) Daughters Doloris (Mark) Smoot French Lick, Indiana
Katrina (Alan) Nelson French Lick, Indiana

(2) Sons Tony (Kari) West     French Lick, Indiana
Anthony “Tony” (Lori) West French Lick, Indiana

(2) Brothers Tommy West Russell Springs, Kentucky
Teddy West Campbellsville, Kentucky

(11) Grand-children Mark Smoot, Stacey Emmons, Alanna & Connor Nelson, Maddie and Gunner West, Tyler White, Shawn & Heather West, Crystal Noble and Ashley Manship.

(14) Great-Grandchildren

A Funeral Ceremony will be conducted by Pastor John Moffatt at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 10th, 2017 at the Brosmer-Kemple Chapel in French Lick, Indiana.  Burial will follow in Mount Lebanon Cemetery in French Lick, Indiana.

Friends may call Friday, June 9th, 2017 from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m., and 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday at the Brosmer-Kemple Chapel.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Homes, 9640 W. State Road 56, French Lick, Indiana 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website – www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.

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May you rest in peace Ray. I meet you years ago at the video store and liked you from the beginning. You were always willing help me try to find a place to live even though nothing ever worked, you would always try again if I needed you. You had a great sense of humor and that says alot about a person to me cause I always like to laugh. You will surely be missed my friend.

Tina Norton Jun 9 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. I know he will be missed.  We will be keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Steve and Rose Cody
Orleans, In

Steve and Rose Cody Jun 8 2017 12:00 AM

Katrina I am so sorry to hear this, my sympathy to all your family.

Susie Kluesner Jun 7 2017 12:00 AM




I was shocked and saddened to hear about Ray passing.  I know loosing a loved one is so difficult and hope that you all find some peace in time.  Sending loving thoughts from Indianapolis.

Davina West Schoch Jun 7 2017 12:00 AM

We are sorry to hear of your family's loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
The Cody Family, Orleans

The Cody Family Jun 7 2017 12:00 AM

Just heard this yesterday about Ray passing we could not believe this he will be missed we always loved talking with him and Anna and Katrina. May he rest in peace he will be truly missed. Curt and Connie Hall

Curt and Connie Hall Jun 6 2017 12:00 AM