Debbie West

April 28, 1968 ‒ September 23, 2018

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Debbie West, age 50, of Mount Gilead, passed away peacefully Sunday evening, September 23, 2018, at the Woodside Village Care Center, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on April 28, 1968, in Mount Gilead, the daughter of the late Jesse W. and Mary Lou (Betz) West. Debbie graduated from Mount Gilead High School with the class of 1987.

Debbie was full of love and always embraced life with a wonderful attitude. She often visited the local businesses to catch up with the owners and in general support the local shops. She knew just about everyone in town and never met a stranger as she could start up a conversation with anyone. Her love for her family was abundant. She was always the first to play with the younger ones at the family reunions which she loved so dearly. Often at family reunions, Debbie could be found playing corn hole. She was the most serious player you would ever encounter on the boards.

Debbie often could be found watching T.V. as she loved watching Scooby Doo, NCIS, Cup Cake Wars, and anything on the Hallmark Channel. She also enjoyed the Harry Potter movies, the Good Witch movies, and Maximum Overdrive movie. Debbie also loved Wendy’s and in particular the Junior Bacon Cheeseburger without the tomato. She also loved BLT’s without the tomato.  Over the years Debbie has found great joy in collecting Barbie’s and Beanie Babies.

One of Debbie’s favorite things to do was watch the truck and tractor pulls. She was extremely ecstatic when the Linder Brother’s gave her a t-shirt. During Halloween, Debbie loved to dress up and pass out candy to the children. She also enjoyed Christmas time and especially traveling to all the Christmas Bazaars in the area.

Debbie will be remembered by her family and friends for her wonderful smile, infectious laugh, and ability to talk to others.

She will be dearly missed by her brothers: Brad (Karen), Alan, Brian, and Jeff West; sister: Becky (Jim) Gerhart; 6 nieces and nephews; 14 great nieces and nephews; and 1 great-great nephew.

Debbie was preceded in death by her parents and niece: Jessica West-Chrobak

Her family will have a memorial and graveside service at a later date where she will be laid to rest with her parents in Rivercliff Cemetery.


Her family will greet friends for a 2 PM, Saturday, May 15, 2021, graveside time of sharing to celebrate Debbie’s life at Rivercliff Cemetery in Mount Gilead.

If desired memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church. In the memo line include “Love Fund: In memory of Debbie”. (75 East High St., Mt. Gilead, OH 43338)

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

  • So sorry for your loss.I will miss seeing her
    Walking all over town.& in the stores.
    Sending prayers /hugs. She sure will be missed

  • Debbie will be missed by so many. She loved people and loved to visit with them. She always said something about the oranges that Don put in her hoodie. Prayers for the family as they are going to feel a hole in their heart but are blessed with memories.

  • Dear Brad and Karen,

    We were so sorry to hear of Debbie’s death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Gary and Sue Irwin

  • So surprised to read this obituary. I firstly met her at Gene West’s funeral. She is a distant cousin to me and I sure enjoyed visiting with her at the funeral home. She was so friendly and excited to meet another relative. I send my deepest sympathy to all her brothers and sister. May she enjoy her reunion with her parents and other relatives who have gone on before her.

  • Prayers to Jeff, Brian , Allen , Brad and Becky and extended family of each. What a very special girl, always a smile on her face and walking thru out the town making her rounds . She will be missed by many but God received a special angel🙏❤️!

    With deepest sympathy ,

  • Thinking of you during this time of loss. Sending thoughts and prayers for your family. Debbie was always so friendly and loved to talk to everyone.

  • So sorry to hear about Debbie passing we knew her from Edison Depot setting with her brother who was so good to her she will be missed she always had a smile on her face thoughts are with her family friends

  • SO sorry for the families loss . I knew Debbie . She was four grades ahead of me . She was really nice and friendly and be sadly missed . Praying for the family as the go through this tragic loss .

  • Brad, Alan, Brian, Jeff, Becky, and family:

    Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers be with everyone during this time of sorrow. May Debbie rest in peace in heaven. Debbie was such a sweet girl with a heart of gold. I loved talking to her when she came to breakfast with Brian and her brothers. I will often see her in town walking or when she often visited family at the cemetery. Debbie will be truly missed by family, friends, and the Morrow County community.

  • Aww so sorry for your loss. I will miss seeing her I first meant Debbie when came into family dollar with her brother Brian. She always knew how to put a smile on your face when you were having a bad day striking a conversation. God has truly gained another beautiful Angel. My thoughts and prayers are with the the family..Fly high Debbie you will be missed by so many.

  • Kevin and I send our deepest sympathy on the passing of Debbie. She was always so happy and friendly. I remember seeing her many times at the library and she always had a smile.

  • My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family She was so sweet walking all over town and always very polite and kind she will be missed by many rest in peace Debbie

  • We are so sorry to hear of little Debbie’s passing. She was so loving and would always bring a smile to our faces with our early morning chats at the restaurant. She will be deeply missed. We pray for the family in their time of need. May God watch over your family.

  • Hugs and prayers to the family!! Debbie will be missed. I loved catching up with Debbie when I would see her.

  • Condolences and Prayers of Comfort for Rebecca West and the rest of Debbie’s family and friends. May you all find Comfort in God’s Love and joy in your memories of your loving sister, Aunt and friend.

  • So sorry to hear about Debbie, seems like just the other day I saw her downtown.
    My sympathy to all the family.

  • I was so shocked to see this . I knew I hadn’t seen her in a while but I’ve not been out much as of late. Debbie was one of my friends in high school. Always smiling whatever came her way and she could talk to anyone about anything. I will miss seeing her in town and talking with her when we caught up with each other. God bless her siblings for the tender care I always saw when she was with her brothers. Prayers of peace and comfort to you all.
    Deb McAvoy-Fissell

  • Allen,Brad,Jeff,Becky, Brian and cousin Jason.

    IM so very sorry to learn of the passing of your beautiful and sweet sister and Aunt. She was a pleasure to meet. Always wearing a smile. Never meeting a stranger.

    May you find peace in your hearts and rest assured she is resting now in Gods loving arms and is pain free.

    I will keep your family in my prayers.

    Dee Hall 😥😥💔💔

  • So very sorry to hear this😢 I first met Debby at mount Gilead high school she was a great friend to me and everyone around … she will be deeply missed and will remain forever in our hearts 😢

  • My deepest sympathies to all of the family. Hugs and prayers for all in this time of your loss.