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Carolyn R. West

March 12, 2013

    Carolyn Ruth West, 71, of Decatur, passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2013.
    She was born to the late Lester Schleh and the late Mildred (Bierly) Schleh.
    Carolyn married Whitney Dale West on August 14, 1965; he survives.
    She was the pastor's wife and an active member of the First Baptist Church in Decatur. She had worked for 15 years at Sheakley Unicomp in Cincinnati, Ohio.
    Among survivors are a daughter, Deborah (Kyle) Witmer; son, W. Dale (Andrea) West; four sisters, Janet (Bradley) Baker, Betty (Clark) West, Esther (Ned) Haugen, Faith (Ralph) Lowe, and Becky (Ray) Sockriter; two brothers, James (Cindy) Schleh and John (Colleen) Schleh; six grandchildren, Austin (Blaine) West, Austin Moore, Hannah Witmer, Brennan Witmer, Julia Witmer, and Emma Witmer.
    Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. Friday, March 15, at First Baptist Church.
    A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 5 p.m. Friday at the church.
    Preferred memorials are to First Baptist Church of Decatur or Family LifeCare of Berne.
    Online condolences may be made at www.zwickjahn.com.

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