marguerite west
Marguerite L. West, 76 of Weirton, died May 8, 2001, at the Weirton Medical Center. She was born on April 10, 1925 in Smithfield, Ohio, daughter of the late Charles and Blanche Parker Christian. An infant daughter, Blanche Elizabeth and two brothers Thomas Christian and James Parker preceded her in death. Mrs. West was a member of the Mt Olive Baptist church in Weirton and a homemaker. Surviving is her husband Duke C. West of Weirton, two sons, William H West III of Seubenville, Ohio and Duke C. West Jr. of Sacramento, Calif. Two daughters Mrs. Gene Carole Harris of Weirton, WV, and Beverly West of Pleasanton, Calif. Two brothers Sheridan Christian of Smithfield, Ohio, and Vernon Christian of El Cajon, Calif., survive her. Also, four sisters Julia Dokes, and Eunice Christian of Smithfield, Ohio, Elaine Ward of Louisville, Kentucky and Carol Cooper of Bloomingdale, Ohio. Marguerite has 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Visiting hours will be Thursday, May 10, 2001 from 7-9 PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, Weirton, WV. Services will be Friday, 11:00AM in the funeral home, with Rev. James Curry officiating, and burial to follow. Send condolence to the family at Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. Our deepest sympathies from your friends at Buckeye Local’s Administrative Offices.

  2. To all the Members of the Family my dad and I know what you are going through now. People will say she is gone and get on with your life, but that is not true. That person will always be with you. And for me that has made my life bearable! Bless all of You!!! Alfred Carter and Daughter Fredi

  3. To the West Family and Friends; As long as I can recall of my childhood days, Marguerite and D.C. was always there for us kids, their neighbors, families, and friends. Marguerite was the most beautiful women I had ever came across. Not just physical beauties but, inter beauty. I can see her now with my Aunt Helen and Aunt Peggy just visiting each other. DC and Marguerite was always there for us as kids and adults. All my love and prayers go out to the family and friends in your time of need. How I wish I could be home, to be with you all as she was with me and my brothers when my mom was called home to God. “May the Choir of Angles lift her gently to Our Father in Paradise.” Amen. Always with love, Pete and Marie Pavlik Bellingham, WA

  4. To the surviving family of Marguerite L.West, I extend my deepest sympathy to you and I pray for God’s comfort to strenghten you in your time of grief and sorrow. You are in my prayers and I know that God is by your side to bring you through. Tears endureth through the night,but joy cometh in the morning. Sincerly yours, Rev. Diana Payton Pastor of St.Paul A.M.E.Church Smithfield,Ohio

  5. To the West Family, I know the pain and loss that you are feling right now. I hope that you find comfort in the peace that “Grand” has now. I feel priviledged that I was worthy enough to share just a little bit of her life here on Earth. You are all in my prayers. Take care and God bless you all. Maurita Harris

  6. Dear West Family: From time to time, I peruse the obits and I saw Ms. Marguerite’s name along with her spouse. I always thought they were the greatest. They were both kind, earnest and pleasant people. God bless you for sharing them with the people of Weirton. As a former resident of the area, they were both truly a blessing to the city. God bless you and all of your family during this time.

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