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Eileen Marcile West

Eileen Marcile West, 77, of Van Wert, passed away Monday evening, January 27, 2020, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Van Wert.

Eileen Marcile West

Eileen was born December 13, 1942, in Rockford, the daughter of Harry and Bertha (Daughtery) Beougher, who both preceded her in death. She married Gary Richard West on June 18, 1966, and he died September 14, 2010.  

She is survived by one son, William Dennis West of Van Wert; two daughters, Patricia Melissa (Jeffrey Banks) West-Mergy and Penny (Brian) Zimmerman, both of Van Wert; four grandchildren, Coty Helstad (Desiree McCabe), Paige LeVan, Cory Knuth (Claire Nussbaum), and Brook Zimmerman; a stepgranddaughter, Jessica Banks; four great-grandchildren, Ian, Mckinley, and Raegan Helstad and Lillian Knuth; one brother, Frank (Alice) Beougher of Coldwater; and four sisters, Mary Lou Thorson of Illinois, Marilyn Kline of Van Wert, Linda (Marvin) Fosnough of Indiana, and Shirley Sutton of Van Wert.

She was preceded in death by a son, Henry Ellis West, in infancy; three sisters, Kathleen Mae Burk, Katherine Fae Beougher, and Janelle Williams; and two brothers, Raymond and Dan Beougher.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 31, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home in Van Wert, with Pastor Carol Evans officiating. Burial will be in Stringtown Cemetery in rural Mercer County. 

Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, January 30, at the funeral home. 

Preferred memorials: To the family.

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POSTED: 01/28/20 at 4:13 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries