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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Charlene Louise (Odell) West, 77, of Iola, Kan., died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at the Allen County Hospital.

Charlene was born August 25, 1935, at Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of Roy and Letha (Hills) Odell. She grew up in the Fort Scott area.

Charlene married William Harry "Blackie" Smith, Sr. and they had two sons and later divorced. She married Tom More and they made their home in Humboldt. They had two sons and later divorced. Charlene and Ronald J. West Sr. were married in 1984 and made their home in Iola. He preceded her in death June 30, 2004.

Survivors include four sons, James Leroy Smith of Houston, Texas; William H. Smith Jr. and Jon More both of Fort Scott; and Michael More of Iola; one sister, Lottie Martin of Fort Scott and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Charlene was preceded in death by a sister, Verna Mae Coyan and a brother, Sherman Sylvester Odell.

Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Fort Scott National Cemetery.

She will lie in state at the Waugh-Yokum and Friskel Chapel in Iola on Wednesday from noon until 8 p.m.

Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences for the family may be left on this website, www.iolafuneral.com.