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Meneta Jean (Croope) "Men" West

Meneta Jean (Croope) "Men" West
  • October 18, 1925 - August 28, 2017
  • Battle Creek, Michigan

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“Meneta always had a smile on her face. She probably knew something we didn't !! We have fond memory pictures of her and her graciousness. Love to...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Diane Pratt - Fort Dodge, IA

“Aunt Meneta was such a fun aunt. She always made me laugh. Prayers for the family. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Diane Nicola - St Petersburg, FL

“John and I have fond memories of both Meneta and Dick. They were a loving couple and always fun to be around. I can't think of a time I saw Men...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Sally Chadwick - Battle Creek, MI

“Sorry for your loss. Men was and still is a wonderful lady, she will be missed. ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Joan Halder - Burlington, MI

“Meneta was my Mother in Law's best friend. I met her at my bridal shower and my wedding about 47 years ago. I can tell you all many stories of...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Susan Neve - Battle Creek, MI

“Truly one of the great souls, "Gaga" always greeted me at her door with a warm "hi moon!" I loved her so much, and feel very lucky to have known her...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Casey Pratt - Matthews, NC

“We pray that your heart and soul will find peace and comfort during this difficult time. We have wonderful memories of Meneta and was blessed to know...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Betty Payne - Longwood, FL

“I know this is a hard day for everyone but what a wonderful day for your mother reuniting with God and your father. God Bless all of you. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Vicky (Walter) Wicker - MI

“I have so many great memories, but one that stands out was when Men, Terry and I watched the Miss America Pageant together. By the end of the...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Barbara Worgess - East Lansing, MI

“I will certainly miss that twinkle in her eye! She lived life to the fullest and raised some pretty spectacular kids. PS I don't think I have ever...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Jodie Faber - Greenville, MI

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Meneta J. (Croope) West, 91, of Battle Creek died peacefully, with her family at her side, at Maplewood of Marshall on Monday, August 28, 2017.

She was born October 18, 1925 in Williamston, Michigan to Gerald W. and Julia A. (Austin) Croope. Men grew up in Lansing, graduated from Lansing Eastern and attended Michigan State University. Early in her marriage she was a TV weather reporter for a local Lansing station and after her children were out of school, Men worked as a Kelly Girl.

Meneta Jean Croope was united in marriage to Ernest Richard West on November 27, 1946 in Lansing, Michigan. She was preceded in death by her husband on January 9, 2001. Surviving are their three children, Terry West Pratt (Robert) of Charlotte, North Carolina, Tracy West of Marshall, and Brent R. West (Myra Calkins) of Bellevue; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews including special niece, Pegge Huntley. Men was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Mereta Proos.

Meneta and Dick lived in St. Petersburg, Florida for 10 years, where she enjoyed fishing and having fun in the sun. In Michigan, she and Dick were members of Bedford Valley Country Club and Battle Creek Country Club. Men was an avid shopper and enjoyed going to dinner with her friends. She and Dick were longtime Michigan State supporters and held season tickets. Men enjoyed her travels with Dick in their retirement years and she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Friends will be received at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Thursday, August 31, 2017 with a memorial service immediately following.

The family requests that donations be made in memory of Meneta West to Kool Family Community Center Programming (c/o & checks payable to Battle Creek Community Foundation, 32 W. Michigan Ave., Battle Creek, MI 49017), or to a charity of choice. Personal messages for the family may be placed here at