Westlake, Gerald L. 1929-2019

BETHANY, Mo. - Gerald Leroy Westlake, 90, Bethany, passed away Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, at his home.

He was born on June 16, 1929, in Hatfield, Missouri, the son of Leroy Clifford and Clara B. (Campbell) Westlake.

On Aug. 6, 1951, he married Marilyn Scott, in Bentonville, Arkansas.

She survives of the home.

Gerald served in the United States Army and went on to farm. He loved farming and was on the same family farm for over 40 years.

He served on the North Harrison R-III School Board, FHA Board of Bethany, and Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri Board.

He and Marilyn enjoyed traveling the country, in their motor home.

He was preceded in death by: his parents; sister, Wauneta Wilcoxson; and a daughter, Dianne Lane.

In addition to his wife, Gerald is also survived by: his son, Rick Westlake, Blue Springs, Missouri; daughter, Lori (Mark) Smith, Kearney, Missouri; son-in-law, Mick Lane, Grand River, Iowa; grandchildren: Jaime and Jennifer Lane, Jessica (Tim) Burrow, and Benjamin and Alexandra Smith; and a great-granddaughter, Olivia Burrow.

Gerald has been cremated, under the direction of Roberson Funeral Home, Bethany.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at Roberson Funeral Home, Bethany.

Inurnment will be held at a later date, in Miriam Cemetery, Bethany.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to: Harrison County Cancer Transportation Fund, in care of Roberson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 46, Bethany, MO 64424.

Online condolences may be left at www.robersonfuneralhome.com. As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.