Lois Westfall, 95

Lois I. Westfall, 95 years, of Sherwood, passed away Friday, May 15, 2015 at Twin Rivers Nursing Home, Defiance. Lois was born March 30, 1920, in Mark Center, Ohio, to the late Orley and Oda (Ebersole) Gecowets. She attended Mark Center Elementary School and Sherwood High School. Lois married Frank J. Westfall on April 27, 1937 in Defiance County and he preceded her in death on January 12, 1981. She worked as a cook at the Vagabond Restaurant for over 30 years, retiring in 1986.  She was a member of the Sherwood Baptist Church.  Lois enjoyed crocheting, playing cards and sitting in her home and watching trains travel by her home.  In her younger years, she enjoyed camping.

Surviving are her two children, Frank Westfall, of Defiance, Ohio and Nancy (Carl) Williams, of Oakwood, Ohio; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Freda (Don) Sanders, of Defiance, Ohio, and Helen Hohenberger, of Sherwood, Ohio. Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, two sons, Larry and Guy Westfall, one daughter, Helen Partee; two brothers, Orville and Ralph Gecowets

Visitation for Lois Westfall will be held Wednesday, May 20, 2015 from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 230 East Elm Street, Sherwood, Ohio.  Funeral services for Lois Westfall will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 21, 2015 in the funeral home with Pastor George Goller Internment will follow in the Sherwood Cemetery.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions be made to Sherwood Baptist Church, P.O. Box 429, Sherwood, Ohio, 43556 or to Community Health Professionals Hospice, 6825 State Route 66 North, Defiance, Ohio 43512.

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