Shirley "Gwen" West

Sep 14, 2020
West, Shirley crop


10:00 a.m. Friday, September 18, 2020 at Locke Funeral Home.     


One hour prior to the service.     


Waterloo Cemetery


Love INC of the Cedar Valley, 4807 University Ave Ste 202, Cedar Falls, IA, 50613; Condolence cards sent to the funeral home will be forwarded to the family.


Shirley "Gwen" West, 73, of Waterloo, formerly of Plainwell, MI, died Monday, September 14, 2020 at her home.

She was born August 13, 1947, in South Haven, MI, daughter of Frederick E. and Shirley Dunlop Davis. Gwen graduated from Plainwell High School in Plainwell, MI.

She worked as a secretary of the Philosophy and Religion Department at Western Michigan University.

Gwen enjoyed spending her time volunteering at Christian Neighbors, and reading, sewing, and knitting. Gwen was a member of Otsego Church of God in Michigan

She is survived by her daughter, Noelle (Gery Brinker) West of Waterloo; son, Dan West of Plainwell, MI; two brothers, Larry Davis  of Pennsylvania, and Jason (Diane) Davis of Plainwell, MI; one sister, Robin (Bill) Rackley of Plainwell, MI, and six grandchildren, Brittany (Jared) Peters, Skyelar (Dalton Ford) Myers, and Trevor, Spencer, Alayna, and Bailey West.

Gwen is preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Lynn Oliveri; and one brother, Freddie Davis, Jr.

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  1. April Medina | Sep 17, 2020

    I miss our family gatherings we had such fun as kids. I am hopeful eternity brings us closer once again for fun and I imagine purpose as well 💝 Hugs and love to you cousins Larry, Robin, Jason, Noelle and Dan. May peace be with you.

    Cousin April and Ray

  2. Shari (Bret) Ford | Sep 16, 2020
    Bret and I love your family!  And we are grieving your loss with you!  I know that Gwen will be missed so much by so many!  
  3. Char | Sep 15, 2020

    aunt Gwen you will be missed very much.

    Prayers and love going out to the family.

    Love you aunt Gwen

  4. Dorothy bohn | Sep 15, 2020
    so sorry for your loss.  I really liked Gwen and would try to visit her and lynn when home in plainwell during the summer.  

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