Paul Eugene West

Paul Eugene West, 54, Lee’s Summit, Missouri passed away February 9th, 2015 at Saint Luke’s East Hospital from cardiac arrest.

A visitation will be held at 10:00 AM followed by a memorial service at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 21st, 2015 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society in Raytown, Missouri.

Mr. Paul E. West was born December 5th, 1960 in Raytown, Missouri.  He grew up working in the automotive business with his father and developed a passion for mechanics and racing. He attended Raytown High School.  He enjoyed many hobbies throughout his life and developed a zest for everything that he did.  He never stopped at just one of anything.

As Paul joins his father, Ken West and his brother, Brian West in death, his love carries on with his wife, Katherine West; daughter, Angela Conner; half-sister, Sarah Baird; his extended family; and his vast family of friends from school, work, racing, and charity.

To honor Paul’s memory, contributions may be made, in lieu of flowers, to either his beloved daughter, Angela Conner or to Ed’s Posse, his brothers and sisters for Peace, Hope, Love and Charity.


  1. Leslie Kay English on February 14, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    Kate, So sorry for your loss.
    I love this poem, I read it at my grandmother’s service. I wanted to share with you.

    Do not stand at my grave and weep,
    I am not there, I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow.
    I am the diamond glint on snow.
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
    I am the gentle autumn rain.

    When you wake in the morning hush,
    I am the swift, uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circling flight.
    I am the soft starlight at night.

    Do not stand at my grave and weep.
    I am not there, I do not sleep.
    (Do not stand at my grave and cry.
    I am not there, I did not die!)

    ~1932 Mary Elizabeth Frye

  2. Kathryn Goulden Minks on February 14, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    Thoughts and prayers going out to Katie, Angela, Sarah and his extended family. Paul was one of a kind and will be truely missed by many!

  3. Christine Kluepfel on February 14, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    Kate and Angela you have my prayers on the loss of Paul I know you both loved him a lot and he you also. His loss will be felt by you a long time. I’m so sorry!!

  4. Buddy and Robin Denham on February 15, 2015 at 8:12 am

    Our heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult loss. Paul was a friend and neighbor and will be truly missed.

  5. Mark & Kathy Rodgers on February 16, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Very sorry for your loss, we will keep you both in our thoughts.

  6. bill kivett on February 17, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    Very sorry to hear about your loss.
    Got to know Paul at the Slot Car track….
    He helped me a lot at the track.
    And I grew up in the old brookside area in the day.
    He will be missed.

  7. Bill & Melissa Smith on February 22, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    Life is a journey and Paul loved the journey – we are praying for you and the family

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