Edna West, age 91, of Watertown, formerly of Peoria, Illinois, passed away Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, at 2:19 p.m. at her residence.
She was born April 9, 1927, in Wheeling, West Virginia, to Victor and Elizabeth (Reynolds) Perkins. She married Ernest “Ernie” West on July 11, 1949, in Louisville, Kentucky. He passed away on Aug. 25, 2014, in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Roger West; one grandson, Stephen Garner; and one sister, Ella Hedger.
Survivors include three daughters, Michelle (Richard) Akins of Watertown, Diane (Douglas) Hewison of Watertown, Beth (Michael) Martin of Casco, Maine; one daughter-in-law, Valary West of Dallas, Texas; nine grandchildren, Luke (Kayla) Akins, Molly (Aaron) Strouse, Katie (Jason) Tschida, Daniel Akins, Douglas (Becca) Hewison Jr., Barry Hewison, Ben (Jill) Hewison, Sonja West, Brandi Martin; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Edna was a 48-year member of the University United Methodist Church in Peoria. She was very active with the church and was the attendance secretary for many years. She was a member of the University United Methodist Women’s Organization and a longtime member of the Newcomers Alums. She volunteered at the Mt. Calvary Lutheran Food Pantry, and was a member of the Peoria Women’s Civic Federation since 1978.
Her primary focus was always on her family. She was famous for repeating with fervency ... “family is everything.” She enjoyed playing bridge and watching the NFL.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the University United Methodist Church in Peoria. The Rev. Paul Arnold will officiate. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. up until time of service at the church. Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria is in charge of arrangements.
Entombment will be in Parkview Cemetery Chapel of Peace Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the University United Methodist Church or the Marquardt Hospice in Watertown.
You may view Edna’s obituary online at www.davison-fulton.com.
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