Dorothy L. "Dotty" West, 82 of 26 Lake Circle Drive, Bradford, passed away Saturday (March 31, 2012) at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
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She is described as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and the most dedicated nurse there ever was.
Born Sept. 19, 1929, in Salamanca, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late William and Louise Moran Shinners. On Dec. 27, 1950, in St. Patrick's Church, in Salamanca, she married Lawrence G. West, who survives.
She was a 1947 graduate of Salamanca High School and a 1950 graduate of the Bradford Hospital School of Nursing.
She was a member of St. Bernard Church, and a charter member of the Professional Womens Club of Bradford and the Bradford Ecumenical Home Auxiliary.
She worked as a registered nurse at Bradford Hospital for more than 45 years on the second floor and, prior to her retirement, she worked as an OB-GYN nurse.
Surviving, in addition to her husband Larry of 61 years, are three daughters, Susan (Jim) Yeager of Bradford, Ann (Terry) Story of Charlotte, Tenn., and Karen (Ozzie) Morgan of Washington, Maine; four grandchildren, Starr (Melvin Isaac) Pugrant, Michael Pugrant, Kerry Ann Richards and Kelli Lott; three great-grandchildren, Aaron Wygant, Raven Richards and Larry Lott; two brothers, Bill (Marcia) Shinners of Toledo, Ohio and Jerry (Marian) Shinners of Salamanca; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Donald Shinners; and two nephews, Pat and Sean Shinners.
Family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., East Main Street, where a prayer service will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Bernard Church with the Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor, as celebrant. Mausoleum entombment will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Bradford Ecumenical Home, 100 St. Francis Drive, Bradford, PA 16701; or Bradford Regional Medical Center, 116 Interstate Parkway, Bradford, PA 16701.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Published in The Bradford Era from Apr. 2 to Apr. 9, 2012