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Sharon Mary West

Sharon Mary West (nee Doerper) of Dardenne Prairie, Missouri, passed away Monday, June 6, 2022, at the age of 74.


Loving wife of Jerry West; beloved daughter of the late William Doerper and the late Elsie Marie Seimer; devoted mother of Richard (Lori) West, Scott (Lisa) West, and Kevin (Pam Scarborough) West; cherished grandmother of Joshua Gibbs, Anthony West, Megan West, Tyler West, Jarred West, Collin Fitzsimmons, Hailey West, Mason West, Gabriella West and Lillian West. 

Sharon graduated from Riverview High School, where she met her true love, Jerry. In the 70s and 80s, she worked as a police officer for St. Louis City PD. Sharon was a self-educated entrepreneur and started her business at a young age. Her love of animals, especially dogs, was one of her passions, and she successfully grew her dog training business throughout the St. Charles and St. Louis areas.  

Family was most important to Sharon; she was very active with her sons' school and sports. She was a member of the PTA and attended all of their sporting events. For their birthdays, her sons became King of the Day with the tinfoil crowns she made for them, and she cooked their favorite meal, which was the best! She also looked forward to family vacations in the summer and going camping, fishing, and hunting with them. She also enjoyed traveling with her dogs, especially to England, and taking trips with her husband to Bermuda, Mexico, and Tahoe.  

Sharon was a great woman of faith and a member of Immaculate Conception Dardenne for many years. She was always involved in volunteering and serving through the church. She was an Alderman for Dardenne Prairie for many years and was very influential in the town's growth.  

In her younger years, Sharon did competitive dancing and even danced with Jimmy Durante. She was a lady in charge and always knew what she wanted. Sharon will be remembered for her love of family, passion for animals, and warm heart for all. Sharon was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. 

Visitation: Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Baue Cave Springs, 3950 West Clay, 63301 and Thursday, June 16, 2022, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Dardenne.

Funeral Mass: Thursday, June 16, 2022, 10:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Dardenne.

Interment: Thursday, June 16, 2022,  St. Charles Memorial Gardens

Memorials:  Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or Golden Retriever Foundation - Donations can be named in Sharon's honor.