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Margaret L. West

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Margaret L. West

AGE: 95 • Frankford

Margaret L. West, age 95 of Frankford, DE went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 24, 2015.

Mrs. West was born in Millville, DE on May 12, 1920 daughter of the late Raymond and Emma (Tyre) Banks, Sr. She was in the first graduating class at Lord Baltimore School in Ocean View, DE in 1938. Mrs. West was a poultry farmer and homemaker.

Mrs. West's organizational memberships focused around her love of St. George's United Methodist Church in Clarksville, DE. She was a member of the United Methodist Women, BYKOTA Sunday School Class and was a former member of the choir. Margaret loved working with God's creation, whether it be growing vegetables, doing yardwork or simply pulling weeds in her flower beds. She also enjoyed cooking, canning and sewing; however her true devotion was to her family. She will be forever remembered as the matriarch of the West family, where she would lovingly be called "The General".

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband R. Edwin West; a daughter, Lorraine Steen and her five siblings, Verdie West, Raymond Banks, Jr., Pearl Robinson, Ezekiel Banks and Linda Showell. She is survived by a son, Richard E. West and his wife Sonya of Frankford, DE; four grandchildren, William Vernon Steen, IV of Chandler, AZ, Todd Steen of Huntersville, NC, Andrea West-McCabe of Frankford, DE and Anita West-Werner of Frankford, DE; 8 great grandchildren and a great great granddaughter.

A visitation will be held from 12 noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at St. George's United Methodist Church, 34281 Omar Rd., Frankford, DE 19945, where the funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Margaret's name to St. George's United Methodist Church at the above address or to Atlantic General Hospital, 9733 Healthway Dr., Berlin, MD 21811.

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Published in The News Journal on Nov. 26, 2015
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