Hershel West

September 21, 1943 - May 20, 2016

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Hershel Robert West, 72, of Urbana, Ohio passed away May 20, 2016 in Vancrest of Urbana.

He was born September 21, 1943 in Reynolds, Mo. the son of James Clyde West and Julia (Smith) West. He retired from International/Navistar after 30 years of service. He was a member of the Mechanicsburg Lodge #113 F &AM and Loyal Order of Moose, Urbana. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, football, and going fishing. He loved spending time with his friends and family and will be missed by all who knew and loved him. As our hearts ache for the physical loss of him we know that he is now at peace and for that we are grateful.

Hershel is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mildred “Midge” Jane (Fouts) West and his daughter, Lori Lynn Rhoades both of Urbana; his sisters-in-law, Carolyn West and Jenny West all from Canton, Ill. and Darlene West from Lewiston, Ill. in addition to numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents and by his siblings, Gerald D. (Janet) West, Billy G. West, and Clyde R. West, all of Canton and James E. West of Lewiston.

A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 am Tuesday, May 31, 2016 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana.

Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery Urbana.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at wwwvernonfh.com


Carolyn West - Jun 1, 2016

Midge: So very sorry for your loss. He was a dear sweet person.
He will watch over both you and Lori from his heavenly home, just as Bill watches over Angie and I.. He is at peace now, no more suffering. Think of that fantastic reunion with his parents and brothers.

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