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Lena Catherine West, 96, of Fairmont passed away Wednesday (March 15, 2017) at Monongalia General Hospital.
She was born April 29, 1920 in Fairmont, daughter of the late Elmer and Retta (Miller) West.
Lena was a graduate of Fairmont Senior High School, Class of 1938 and participated in organizing the class reunions. She last worked for the City of Fairmont from 1966 through 1983 as city clerk. Previously, she had worked as secretary to the superintendent of Marion County Schools and secretary in the law office of Furbee and Hardesty. Lena volunteered for Meals on Wheels and the Marion County Red Cross from 1957 through 1991, for which she served on the board of directors. She also was a member of the United Methodist Church in Fairmont.
Lena is survived by her sister-in-law, Jaye West, and special friends Terrie, Gladys and Gary Sypolt and family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Danny West; sisters-in-law, Kathryn Lucille Miller West, Agathea Wright West, and Adeline "Peg" Cunningham West.
Domico Funeral Home provided cremation service. Her remains will be buried at Maple Grove Cemetery in Fairmont.
Published on March 19, 2017
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