She was born Oct. 3, 1918, in Noble County, Ind., to J.C. and Emma (Lawson) Lee. She married Morris “Bus” West in 1940. He preceded her in death in 1982.
Ethel was a lifelong resident of Noble County. She was employed at Essex Wire for over 21 years and attended Ligonier Church of Christ. She was a “reading grandma” at West Noble Elementary. She participated in the Golden Girls for many years.
She is survived by two sons: Jerry (Sheila) West, Fort Myers, Fla.; and Terry (Kathy) West, Syracuse, Ind.; give grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers: Richard (Joyce) Lee, Flagstaff, Ariz.; and Ronald (Sally) Lee, Stanton, Ky.; and a sister: Wilma Ratliff, Freadburg, Ky.
Mrs. West was preceded in death by her husband; an infant son: Larry West, a granddaughter: Anjanette West; and six siblings.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Yeager Funeral Home, Ligonier. A funeral service in her honor will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Pastor Mel Harrell will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or Avalon Village Activity Fund.