Rhonda Kay West, 65, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset. She was born in Muncie, Indiana on December 9, 1955, a daughter of the late Henry Ed and Bonnie Sue Duddleston Withers.
After high school, Rhonda attended college and graduated from vocational school with her sewing machine mechanic license. She soon after became head mechanic at Lakeland Manufacturing in Columbia, KY. Rhonda spent time working as a truck driver and route salesperson for the Columbia Candy Company, then worked for H & R Block doing tax preparation. She had continued doing taxes for herself for 30 years.
Rhonda married Gary “Randy” West on September 13, 1974, at First Baptist Church of Russell Springs (now Liberty Baptist Church) with Bro. Gilbert Sapp officiating. The couple has worked side by side in their own concession business since 1994. Their business, Zakks Snacks, would travel all around Kentucky, working different festivals and events. Rhonda liked to be on the go. She loved doing stuff outside and spending time with family. Rhonda always looked forward to holiday meals with family.
Along with her parents, Rhonda was preceded by her brother, Kem Withers, who passed away in infancy.
Her husband of over 47 years: Gary “Randy” West
1 son: Jeremie (Tish) West of Russell Springs
1 sister: Brenda Withers (Randall) Blakey of Russell Springs
2 grandchildren: Zakk West of Versailles and Kila West of Russell Springs
2 special cousins: Delilah “Tootie” Selby and Stacy Coe, both of Russell Springs
Sisters-in-law: Rebecca Parvin and Margaret (Jim) Fulcher, both of Nancy, KY and Lisa (Johnny) Wilson of Eubank
Brothers-in-law: Danny (Hazel) West of Beech Grove, Bobby (Josephine) West of Hickory Nut, Anthony (Linda) West of Dayton, Ohio, and Tommy (Sophie) West of Ard Ridge
A host of nieces & nephews
Funeral Service: Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Withers officiating
Burial: Salem Cemetery
Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Thursday
Pallbearers: Randall Blakey, Daniel Polston, Jacob Polston, Bobby West, Jim Fulcher, and Terry West.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to the American Diabetes Association or one’s charity of choice.
Rhonda’s funeral arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home in Russell Springs, KY.