Irene VanHorn Westfall - Morgan County Herald: Obituaries

Irene VanHorn Westfall

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Posted: Thursday, November 7, 2019 8:31 pm

Irene VanHorn Westfall, 99, of Ringgold, OH, passed away after a well-lived life on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019.

Born August 25, 1920, in Sunday Creek, Morgan County, to the late George and Melissa Post VanHorn.

She married her husband, Leo Westfall, in 1940, and enjoyed 58 years of life together. She was a homemaker, gardener, a wonderful cook and with Leo raised eight children, owned and operated the general store in Ringgold, and worked the family farm. Later, she worked and retired from the Goodyear plant in Logan.

Survived by her children, Patricia Yoder of South Zanesville, James (Carol) Westfall, Harold Westfall, Linda (Bill) Ward, and Ronnie “Butch” (Vicky) Westfall, all of Ringgold, and Cinda (David) Resler of Athens. Irene loved and also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leo A. Westfall on October 18, 1998; sons, Donald L. Westfall and Rick Westfall; five sisters; two brothers; and three great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Larry Yoder; and daughter-in-law, Darlene Clark Westfall.

Calling hours were held Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at the Roberts-Winegardner Funeral Home, 304 Mill Street, New Lexington.

Funeral service were held on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, at the funeral home, with Reverend Arnold VanHorn officiating.

Burial followed in Maplewood Cemetery, Bishopville, OH.

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