From the Danville Gazette (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, February 4, 1915 - page 8, column 4:
JOHN WEST DIES SUDDENLY
John West, a prominent farmer living north of Pecksburg, dropped dead Friday morning. His death was due to heart trouble. Mr. West was in a hog house when the fatal attack came on. He had been subject to the trouble for some time. The funeral was held from the home Sunday morning and burial was at Stilesville.
The widow and an adopted daughter survive. Deceased was a brother of Milo West of Greencastle, George West of this county, and Mrs. John Baron and Mrs. George Harvey of Clayton.