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Eugene West

Services for D. Eugene West, 88, who died March 22, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Durham Baptist Church.

He was a Wichita firefighter for 21 years and retired as manager of Wilbert Burial Vault Co., working after retirement at Doric Vault in Newton.

Born on March 12, 1935, to Mattie Reed, he was raised by his grandparents, aunts, and uncles.

His mother, grandparents, and grandson Brett Cushenbery preceded him in death.

Survivors include wife Wanda West; children Debra Allison, Gene West Jr., and Yvonne Cushenbery; 6 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with Wichita Firefighters Museum and Durham Baptist Church.

Last modified April 19, 2023