Vaughn B. West

July 09, 1922 ‒ October 18, 2011

Chesterville, Ohio

Vaughn B. West, age 89, of Chesterville, died Tuesday evening, October 18, 2011, at Morrow Manor in Chesterville.

Born on July 9, 1922 in Marengo, Vaughn was the son of the late Ralph L. and Ruth Wilcox West. Vaughn graduated from Marengo High School in the Class of 1940.

Vaughn married his childhood sweetheart, Cheryl D. Brokaw, on January 8, 1943. They shared over 66 wonderful years of marriage before she preceded him in death on December 28, 2008.

For many years, Vaughn worked until his retirement as a lathe operator for Perfection in Galion.

An outdoorsman at heart, Vaughn loved to hunt and fish. He also enjoyed playing cards, and in the nursing home bowling and playing Bingo. He was one of the happiest guys you would ever meet, living a very good and full life. The most important thing to Vaughn was his family, whom he cherished spending time with.

Vaughn will be dearly missed by his son, Max (Helen) West of Fredericktown; three grandchildren: Steve (Mary Anne) West of Medina, Tammy (Galen) Chapman of Chesterville, Tara (Mike) Costarella of Girard, Ohio; 8 great grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Susan West of Westerville.

In addition to his wife and parents, Vaughn was preceded in death by a son, Terry West.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 21, 2011, at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Chesterville with Pastor Chris Plough officiating.

Vaughn’s family would like to give a very special “Thank You” to all of the staff at Morrow Manor for their love and care of Vaughn and Cheryl for many years.

Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to Acclaim Hospice, 2800 Corporate Exchange #140, Columbus, OH 43231.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead is honored to have been chosen to serve Vaughn’s family, and online condolences may be expressed to them by visiting