Lillian Myrtle West
Lillian Myrtle West 88 went home to be with Jesus Jan. 8, 2020 in Harlingen, TX; Her beloved husband and daughter at her bedside. Lillian was born July 16, 1931 in Ottumwa, Iowa to William and Leona (Surber) Headley. She had three children William, Ellen, and Arthur Shadduck. Lillian married Norman West May 16, 1962. They wintered in Texas for 27 years and had many close friends there. She valued and loved time spent with all her family. Lillian's Great Grandchildren lovingly called her Grandma Great. She will be greatly missed by her family but they are rejoicing that she is now home with her Savior. Lillian worked for John Morrell and John Deere. She is survived by her husband Norman West of Ottumwa, daughter Ellen (Clayton) Petersen of Austin, MN and six grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, a brother Jim (Mabel) Headley of Ottumwa, IA and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents William & Leona Headley, sons William (Bill) and Arthur Shadduck, sisters Emmy Dyke, Shirley Adamson, and brothers, Don, Arnold, Earl, Orville, Tobe, and Walt Headley.
Lillian's celebration of life will take place January 18, 2020 at Calvary Baptist Church 915 Overman Ave. Ottumwa, IA. Visitation with family will begin at 10 am with the service at 11 am. Interment will follow the service at Shaul Cemetery 1339 Bluegrass Rd. Ottumwa, IA.
Published on January 13, 2020


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