Annette S. (Westbrook) Herchick

September 06, 1961 ‒ January 10, 2021

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Annette S. (Westbrook) Herchick, age 59, of Mount Gilead, passed away Sunday evening, January 10, 2021, at Altercare of Bucyrus, following a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

On September 6, 1961, Annette was born in Mount Gilead, Ohio, a daughter of LaVerne Wayne and Marlene June (Koehler) Westbrook.  She graduated from Mount Gilead High School in the Class of 1979.  She furthered her education by receiving her Associate’s in Medical Laboratory Technology at Marion Technical College.

For many years, Annette worked as a lab technician at the Smith Clinic in Marion.

Annette enjoyed being outside taking care of her yard and working in her flower garden.  She also loved to drive around in her Corvette.  Annette liked animals and was especially fond of her dog, Riley.

Most important to Annette was being with her family.  She cherished her grandchildren.  Annette was a loving woman who loved to have fun and laugh.

Annette will be dearly missed by her two sons: Jordan (Kerry) Guiher of Hillsboro, TN, Jason (Megan) Guiher of Bucyrus; four grandchildren: Haylee, Kane, Kinsley, Gabriel Guiher; her parents, LaVerne and Marlene Westbrook of Galion; a sister, Lesa Wiehe of Mount Gilead; and two brothers: Larry (Lisa) Westbrook and Gary (Versa) Westbrook, both of Mount Gilead.

She was preceded in death by her second husband, Bob Vaughn, who she will be laid to rest by.

Annette’s family will greet friends from 5 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead.  Services to honor and celebrate her life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 15, 2021 at Caledonia Cemetery with Minister, Dr. Jeff Collins officiating.

Memorial contributions in Annette’s name may be made to Debbie’s Footsteps, PO Box 1015, Bucyrus, OH 44820 (a nonprofit that raises money for the Alzheimer’s Association).

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Annette’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting

  • Laveren an Marlene,

    So sorry to hear about Annette. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Won’t be coming t calling as this covid19 has me staying home.


    Donna & Family

  • LaVerne and Marlene, I’m so sorry to read of Annette’s passing. My sincere condolences. May your memories bring you comfort. Anna

  • Westbrook family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Annette’s passing. We met when we were neighbors and remained friends. We shared many laughs in high school. I always thought so much of her and her gentle spirit.
    May God grant the peace that surpasses all understanding.

  • So very sorry to hear of Annette’s passing. Lesa, Jordan and Kerry you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers! My the lord grant eternal rest to the soul of Annette. God Bless you!

  • Vern & Marlene so very sorry to hear about Annette’s death. She is now at peace but will be so missed by all her family. Prayers and hugs to all her family

  • Dear Annette’s Family,
    I am saddened to hear about Annette and what she had to deal with in this life. I was a classmate of Annette’s and cheerleader freshman year. She always had kind words for anyone and smiled even through a tough math problem in class. May you all find comfort in all the memories in her life and I pray all of you will keep her beauty alive in your own living.
    Brenda Trumbo Milleson
    Class of 1980

  • Westbrook Family
    My deepest sympathy at the passing of Annette. I was a classmate and remember her as a friend to all.
    Brenda Chilcote Thompson

  • Larry,
    So sorry to hear about Annette. I had no idea she was struggling with Alzheimer’s.
    I remember her from school and had always thought of her as a kind and beautiful person. You and your family are in my prayers.

  • Sorry to hear about Annette. I believe we attended the same grade school. It was called Cherry Street Elementary on Cherry St. Mt. Gilead.. I was only there for 2 yrs. Moved back to Detroit in 1973. Prayers to the family.

  • Vern, Marlene, Gary, and all the Westbrook family:
    So sorry to learn of Annette’s passing. Let your beautiful memories and the promise of eternal life sooth your soul and bring you peace. Praying for you all. My condolences, Sharon Smith

  • Westbrook family
    I’m so sorry to here of Annette’s passing. We were high school class mates.
    Sending healing thought & loving memories.
    Ronda McGinnis Stevens

  • To the family of Annette,
    I was so sorry to hear of Annette’s passing. She was a very kind and wonderful person, as well as a wonderful mother. I went to school with Annette and she was a fun, smart and was always very kind. My thoughts, prayers and condolences to her family.

    Juli Fisher Harper

  • Westbrook family,
    So sad to about Annette. Her smile, kind heart and love of life brought joy to so many people. May God comfort all of you and may the memories fill you heart.
    Our family friendship from so many years ago still has many good memories. Prayers for all of you.

  • We were so sorry to learn of Annette’s passing. We have such fond memories of her when she worked for George. A sweet and responsible young woman. She will be missed by many.

    George and Karen Hildebrand

  • I am so saddened to hear of Annettes passing… I had no idea she was so sick! I worked with her at the Smith Clinic and counted her as a really good friend! I moved out of state in 2007 and unfortunately lost track of her during several moves.. Unfortunately I cannot come to the calling hours since I’m fighting Covid right now but you are all in my thoughts and prayers!

  • LaVerne and Marlene,
    I am so very sorry to hear about Annette’s passing. To you and the rest of the family know you are very much in our thoughts and prayers. This is such an awful disease that takes over our loved ones. May God grant you peace during this time as well as comfort.
    Our love to you all.

  • Marlene and Vern: So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. May you feel the strength of God’s love during this time! Miss you both!
    Take Care:
    Cindy Pinyerd

  • Vern, Marlene and all the family,
    My sister Phyllis called last night to tell me about Annette. We were both saddened to hear the news of her passing. We hope that God will provide comfort for all of you. We understand how heartbreaking it is to lose a loved one to this disease. We’re praying for strength and peace for you
    Linda Kempton Goare

  • Dear Westbrook Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Annette”s illness and passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    The Brucker Family
    Merrill, Jane, and Bill

  • Dear Westbrook Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Annette”s illness and passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    The Brucker Family

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