Dorothy Mae West

  • BORN: April 21, 1924
  • DIED: November 11, 2017
  • LOCATION: Vermilion, Ohio

Dorothy Mae West (nee Phillips), 93, of Vermilion, died Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Kingston of Vermilion after a lengthy illness.

She was born April 21, 1924 in Elyria and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 67 years.

Dorothy was a member of the Family Fellowship Foursquare Church, Amherst where she worked in the nursery. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by her sons, Robert W. (Patricia) West of Vermilion, Michael A (Lynne) West of Vermilion, and John M. West of Vermilion; daughter-in-law, Georgine West of Avon; 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren; brothers, William Phillips of New London, Jerry Phillips of South Amherst, Daniel Phillips of South Amherst, and David Phillips of Oberlin; and her sister, Helen L. Creammens of Lorain.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Franklin West in 2001; parents, Raymond and Gertrude (nee Wissinger) Phillips; sons, Thomas E. West and Edward F. West; daughter, Beverly Jean Markus; grandson, Jason West; and her brothers, Robert, Raymond, Paul, Donald, James, and Richard Phillips.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 from 4-8 pm at the Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South Street, Vermilion, Ohio. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at 11:00 am at the funeral home. Pastor Jim Copper will officiate. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Vermilion.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Mercy New Life Hospice, 3500 Kolbe Road, Lorain, OH 44053.

Online condolences may be made at

  • November 14, 2017
    4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Riddle Funeral Home
  • 5345 South Street
  • Vermilion, OH 44089
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Funeral Service
  • November 15, 2017
    11:00 AM
  • Riddle Funeral Home
  • 5345 South Street
  • Vermilion, OH 44089
  • Get Directions
Graveside Service
  • Wednesday November 15 2017
  • Maple Grove Cemetery
  • 8114 Cemetery Road
  • Vermilion, OH 44089
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