Alexis ‘Lek’ Waterhouse

June 28, 1956 ‒ July 24, 2017

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Alexis “Lek” Waterhouse, age 61, of Mount Gilead, passed away peacefully Monday afternoon, July 24, 2017, at her residence.

She was born on June 28, 1956, in Logan, WV, to the late Alex and Glenita J. (Stepp) Vance.

For many years, Lek worked for Advanced Auto Parts at the distribution center in Delaware.

Lek enjoyed reading and camping. One of her favorite spots to camp was at Alum Creek. The biggest part of Lek’s life was time spent with family. She cherished her time with her kids, grandkids, and cat: Zadie.

She will be dearly missed by her daughters: Audrey (Clinton) VanHouten-Baker of Fredericktown, Dana (Chad) Howell of Sunbury, and Shannon (Smitty Gayhart) Waterhouse of Mount Gilead; grandkids; Brady, Maya, Katie, Natalie, Jackson, Mallory, and Preston; brothers: Terry Vance of Mount Gilead and Clarence (Debbie) Vance of Livonia, MI; and sister, Patricia Moorhead of Hilliard, OH.

Lek was preceded in death by her parents, Alex and Glenita.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 11 AM, on Saturday, August 26, 2017, at the Enterprise Baptist Church in Edison. A meal will be provided following the service.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Lek’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • Dana I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for comfort for you and your family.

  • I am so sorry to hear of the loss. My prayers go out to her family. She will be dearly missed. What a great smile we will miss. May you rest in peace. Gone but never forgotten..May you rest in peace.

  • Dear Waterhouse family. I am so sorry to have read of the death of Alexis. Please accept my sincere condolences. I would like to share something that I have personally found to be comforting. It is found in the Bible at John 5:28, 29 and Revelation 21:4. These verses tell us that soon God is going to bring about a resurrection of our dear loved ones as well as do away with all causes we have for suffering, including sickness and death. Knowing this has always comforted me and it is my hope that these thoughts will comfort your family also.

  • Shannon and family,
    We are saddened by news. Out deepest gratitude, hugs and prayers. So sorry 😞
    Love the Kanniards,
    Ken, Sami, Mackenna, and Parker

  • I am so sad to hear of Lek’s passing. I worked with her at Advance. I have thought of her so much over the year’s. She had a great sense of humor. I will always remember her and her wonderful laugh. My heart goes out to you girls and your family!

  • I am so very sorry for your loss . I had the of working with Lex pleasure at Advance such a sweet and wonderful person .God bless you all

  • I worked with Lex at Advance Auto, we had many fun talks and laughs. She was always very sweet to me. God bless her family and prayers your way.

  • I”m so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother my thought’s and prayers are with you all. I worked with Lek for many years at Advance DC 23 we shared a lot of laugh’s and good times .

  • I miss my sister dearly,we worked at the Columbus zoo together.WE ran a cotton candy 🍬trailer together.she was the queen 👑of cotton candy making.Then we worked at the Mt.Gilead. Shine shop together.we had some good times is just too soon to loose such a wonderful person.I love 💘you my sister.