A visitation for Theodore “Teddy” Joseph West, infant son of Tara West and Marcus McGee, will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 23, 2017 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. A private family burial will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery. He passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017 in Overland Park, KS.
Teddy was born Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Overland Park. Upon entering the world, he immediately established his personality as “feisty.” His favorite time of the day was when the nurses would take him out of his incubator bed and hand him to his mama, who would hold him on her chest and sing hymns to him. Teddy loved when his daddy would sit by his bedside and read him comic books. His big brothers treasure the time they spent with him through FaceTime. Although he only weighed 2 lb, 9 oz, the impact he made on all who knew him was enormous. In his short life span of two weeks, he brought his family an infinite amount of love and joy.
Survivors include his parents, Tara West and Marcus McGee, Lawrence; maternal great grandmother, Catherine West, Lawrence; maternal grandparents, Susan and Terry West, Great Bend, KS; paternal grandmother, Marie McGee, High Point, NC; brothers, Jack Chuber, George Chuber, Lawrence; aunt, Lesa West and husband, Autry Williams; and their children, Anna, Jane and Clifton, Lawrence, and aunt Crystal Clark, Los Angeles, CA.
Memorials may be made in his name to Circle of Hope NICU Foundation and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.