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Ruth Mitchell West

September 27, 1924 — January 19, 2018

Ruth Mitchell West, 93, wife of the late Howard U. West and a resident of Oyster, VA, passed away Friday, January 19, 2018, at her residence. A native of Hog Island, VA, she was the daughter of the late James T. Mitchell and the late Maggie Doughty Mitchell. She was a member of Travis Chapel United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a son, Gary M. West and his wife, Sharon, of Cherrystone, VA; five grandchildren, Angela West of California, Kelly W. Webb and her husband, Kyle, of Franktown, VA, Ken Lewis and his wife, Dawn, of Cheriton, VA, Tony Lewis and his wife, Shawna, of Machipongo, VA and Karen Ferguson of Pennsylvania; eight great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter. She was predeceased by two sisters, Virginia M. Simpson and Mary M. Parsons, and one brother, Wesley Mitchell.

A graveside service will be conducted Sunday, January 21, 2018, at 2:00 PM at Cape Charles Cemetery with Reverend Janet C. Allen officiating. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Riverside Shore Cancer Center, P.O. Box 430, Onancock, VA 23417.

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Arrangements made by Wilkins-Doughty Funeral Home in Cape Charles, Virginia.

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Cape Charles Cemetery
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