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Roberta Bertha West, Norwegian, American writer. Achievements include first to At age 98, still writing weekly for the Star. Recipient 1st John M. Templeton prize, 1959, Wedgwood Jasper Plate 70th Anniversary of Class of 1927 Wm. Jewell College, 1997. Member Alpha Zeta Pi.

Background

West, Roberta Bertha was born on September 7, 1904 in Saline County, Missouri, United States. Daughter of Robert and Amanda Melvina (Driver) Baur.

Education

AB, William Jewell College, 1928. AM, University Missouri, 1930.

Career

Elementary and secondary school teacher, Missouri and Montana Schools, 1922-1947; superintendent schools, Hogeland (Montana) Schools, 1947-1948, 55; professor foreign languages, Will Mayfield College, Marble Hill, Missouri, 1930; columnist, Quad County Star, Viburnum, Missouri, since 1982; writer and researcher church history, 1964-1991. Consultant history committee Yellowstone Conference Methodist Church, 1971-1984. Compiler Mont.list of Methodist Mins.

1784-1984.

Achievements

  • Achievements include first to At age 98, still writing weekly for the Star.

Works

Membership

Member Alpha Zeta Pi.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: crocheting.

Connections

Married Harold Clinton West, August 27, 1932. Children: Arle Faith W. Lohof, Lydia Ann (Lyda) F H. Hyde, Danna Rose F H. Burns.

father:
Robert Baur

mother:
Amanda Melvina (Driver) Baur

spouse:
Harold Clinton West

child:
Arle Faith W. Lohof West

child:
Lydia Ann West (Lyda) F H. Hyde

child:
Danna Rose F H. Burns West