Eleanor Marie West, 91
August 7, 1930 - November 24, 2021
LINCOLN - Eleanor Marie West entered the presence of her Savior on Wednesday November 24, 2021, after a brief illness. Eleanor was born on August 7, 1930 to the late George and Edna Argo and lived her entire life in Argos Corner near Slaughter Beach. She was married to her late husband James B. West, II for 53 years and was a loving and devoted mother to their 8 children. She was also a proud grandmother to 15 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great grandchildren.
Besides caring for her large family, she was also employed by the L.D. Caulk Company in Milford for many years. She enjoyed taking trips and line-dancing with her friends from the Milford Senior Center and lunches with her friends from her former Sunday school class at Slaughter Neck Church. She loved to tend to her beautiful garden and fish pond. She was a devoted Christian who shared the love of Jesus with everyone she met. Throughout her life she was involved in numerous churches, Slaughter Neck UMC, Christian Tabernacle, Calvary Baptist Church in Georgetown, and Sussex County Bible Church where her grandson, Duane Smith, serves as pastor. Eleanor loved life and lived it to the fullest right up to the end.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Edna Argo; her husband, James B. West II; her sister, Winona Smith; daughters Amanda West and Lisa Wyatt; and grandson Robert Johnson. She is survived by her children Phyllis Spatz (Ken), George West (Monica), Darlene Smith (Arnold), James West, III, Lorraine West (Curt), Teresa Gilewski (Richard), as well as her 15 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great grandchildren, as well as a brother, John P. Argo (Nancy).
Services will be officiated by her grandson, Pastor Duane Smith, in the chapel of Berry-Short Funeral Home, 119 NW Front Street, Milford, DE at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 28, 2021. A visitation for family and friends will begin at Noon. Interment will follow at Slaughter Neck Church Cemetery. Masks are optional at your discretion.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Slaughter Neck Cemetery, PO Box 241, Milford, DE 19963.
Online condolences are welcome at www.shortfuneralservicesandcremation.com
The service will be livestreamed on the following Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2705661290?pwd=NStJQTZJdEYrYzhkWFo5QllzMVJzdz09
Published by Delaware State News on Nov. 27, 2021.