Western Brown’s Leto excels in Australia Rockets ready for 1st season in SBAAC Paddling, hiking activities available at Ohio State Parks SB Warriors get set to hit gridiron for 2nd year of varsity football Scotty W Johnson Glenna V Moertle Rickey L Hoffer Ruth E Ward David A Watson Janet L Dotson Vilvie S King Steven C Utter Cropper joins Fallis at Bethel-Tate Local kids find success in world of martial arts 13th annual Bronco 5K Run and Fitness Walk set for Aug. 5 Teams compete in memory of Randy Fulton Mike W Smith Roger Helton David A Borders Timothy E Argenbright Joseph W Sherrill Frances K Pedigo Water distribution plans for Ripley move forward Historic Trapp and Wilson building sold RULH graduate wins HFR Scholarship Blanche Malblanc Pauline L Kirk Over 70 take part in 11th Joe Myers 5K Classic Lions Club 4th of July Festival brings outdoor fun to Ripley ODNR reminds visitors to swim safe this summer Changes in high school track and field/cross country rules include school issued and approved uniforms Betty L Philpott Judy B Williams Billie J Russell Remembering Ravye 25 attend volleyball camp in Fayetteville Western Brown hosts Pee Wee Football Camp Eugene L Baumann RULH selects Wilkins as new superintendent Corps of Engineer to study erosion issue in Ripley More funds available through Revolving Loans Jack Hamilton Charles L Glover Maxine M Stires Western Brown youth basketball camps a success Leto to represent Team USA in Australia Broncos hard at work in preparation for fall season Eastern approves bowling team Phyllis Ruth Lois A Manley Eddie L Carr Thomas L Carnahan Cameron Barkley Walter J McGee Gary J Graham George D Johnson Walter F Crawford Jr Charles E Meranda Jr Historic home in Ripley is sold following renovations Hyde finds home at Midway Youngsters work to improve on hoop skills at Eastern basketball camps Sizer named All-District Honorable Mention Western Brown’s Barnes earns All-State, All-District honors Local players compete in SWOFCA Ron Woyan East/West All-Star Game 6th annual Ravye Williams Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament set for June 24 Clarence E Teal Rosie B Poe Monard C Boots James P Conrad James T Dinser Scott J Swearingen Eastern’s Farris earns award for top 2-point field percentage in Ohio Georgetown’s Seigla earns All-District honors OHSAA announces 2017 football regions and playoffs format Western Brown volleyball camps a success with over 100 in attendance Rigdon finishes high school running career with 10th place finish at state track and field championship meet Grace E Fite Students speak out in support of Skinner Ripley Council to pay half the cost for Air Evac services John McGee Timmy Burson Patricia A London Mary J Hall Kenneth R Behymer Western Brown’s Joe Sams commits to Marietta College WBHS to hold girls youth basketball camp Day to continue baseball career on collegiate level at UC Clermont Western’s Pack signs with NKU WBHS to host youth boys basketball camp Eastern’s Rigdon, Hopkins are STATE BOUND James Ratliff Robert P Lesko Air Evac Lifeteam requests contract with Ripley Council and life squad Odyssey Canvas Works, Inc. is back home working in new building Ripley’s Memorial Day Ceremony, Monday, May 29 Local athletes advance to track and field regionals SBAAC awards baseball, softball, boys track and field First Team all-stars SHAC awards baseball all-stars Lady Broncos finish as SW District Div. II runner-up Lady Warriors cap off season as SE District Div. III runner-up

Sharlee R West

image_436Sharlee Roberts West, age 84, of Mowrystown, Ohio, passed away Sunday morning, November 27, 2016 at the Crestwood Ridge Care Facility in Hillsboro.

She was born August 13, 1932 in Highland County, Ohio, the only daughter of Earl H. and Gertrude Whitley Roberts. She graduated Whiteoak High School in 1950 and received her Bachelor’s degree from Miami University in 1954. Sharlee went on to earn her Master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati.

Sharlee was united in marriage to Walter Aid West on March  22, 1954 at the Mowrystown Church of Christ. She taught home economics in the Eastern Brown School District for thirty-two years. She was active in farming with her husband all of her life. Sharlee served as a FHA advisor. She took pride in the success of her FHA chapter and her students.She had many students who became state officers and national officers. Sharlee also served as a 4-H advisor in the Concord Jr. Farmers Club.

Sharlee was a member of the Anthony Shaw Colonial Dames, Brown County Retired Teachers Association, Highland County Senior Citizens, and was the chairman of the Highland County Genealogy Society. She served on the Highland District Hospital Board, and was a life-long member of the Mowrystown Church of Christ, where she taught Sunday School. Sharlee enjoyed cooking, bowling, gardening, and traveling; having visited all fifty states. She was an avid sports fan, especially when her grandchildren were involved.  She loved to attend her grandchildren’s softball and baseball games. One of her favorite teams was Ohio State University. Sharlee’s greatest joy was her family. She loved family get-togethers and working with her family on the farm.

Surviving are husband, Walter West of Mowrystown, two sons, Roger W. (Nancy) West of Mowrystown, and Andy West of Mowrystown, three granddaughters, Lora (Chad) Alexander, April (Kevin) Michael, and Andrea West, six great-grandsons, one great-granddaughter, and many nieces and nephews.  Also surviving are brothers-in-law Kenneth (Sharon) West of Winchester and Tom (Judy) West of Rushville.

In addition to her parents, Sharlee was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Adrian (Barbara) Roberts.

Services will be held at Mowrystown Church of Christ, 28 W. Main St., Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 1:00 pm with Pastor Chris Gobin officiating.  Interment will follow in the Roberts Cemetery, Taylorsville, Ohio.

Friends will be received at Edgington Funeral Home, 17 E. Main St. Mowrystown, Ohio, Wednesday, November 30, 2016,  4:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mowrystown Church of Christ Building Fund or The Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St. Suite 1026 Cincinnati, OH 452013.  To sign the online guest book, go to www.edgingtonfuneralhomes.com.

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