Vasca Lorene Westbrook
Vasca Lorene Westbrook, 103, of Malvern, passed away Tuesday, July 9. She was born May 6, 1916, in Traskwood, to the late William and Dixie Mills.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Westbrook; a twin brother, Van E. Mills; four sisters; a grandson, Mark Koonce; and a greatgrandson, James Davis.
At age 101, Vasca was selected to represent Encore Nursing & Rehab in a district pageant. She placed first-runner up in the state pageant. She was an accomplished seamstress and a former Girl Scouts leader. She was very active in civic organizations and taught Sunday School for 40 years. Vasca was a former member of Calvary Baptist Church, First Baptist Church and Geyer Springs Baptist church during her lifetime, and was a Past Matron for the Order of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by a son, James G. Westbrook Jr., of Milton, Kansas; four daughters, Dixie J. Smith, of Benton, Jayme (Russ) Story, of Pipperton, Tennessee, Nell Westbrook (Norm) Cyman, of Branson, Missouri, and Joy