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Inez Naomi West Wilks

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Wilks (West) Inez Naomi West Wilks, age 94, passed away peacefully at her residence on Monday, June 5, 2017. She attended the Columbus Public School System and was previously employed with Dobbs House, OSU, and Frito-Lay. She was a long-time member of Gospel Tabernacle Church where she served as a Deaconess. Preceded in death by her beloved husband John William, Sr., parents Alexander and Missouri West, brothers Alonzo, Elbert, Harold and Harvey West, and sisters Geraldine Days, Melba Jean McClain, Ossie Kimbrough, and Karen Jarrett. She leaves to cherish her memory, sons, John (Theresa) Jr., Michael (Cheryl), and Terry (Carla) Wilks; daughters, Joyce (Harold) Talbert, Sr., Carmen (Douglas) Dorsey, and Leslie Wilks; sister, Lavon Shedd; brother-in-law, Herbert (Linda) Wilks; sister-in-law, Constance West; 13 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Celebration of Life 11 a.m. Monday, June 12, 2017 at Gospel Tabernacle Church, 1205 Hildreth Ave., where her family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Interment Union Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to DIEHL-WHITTAKER FUNERAL SERVICE, 720 E. Long St. To express condolences to Mother Wilks' family, please visit her online memory book at www.diehl-whittaker.com/obits

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on June 11, 2017
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