Mrs. Marita West, 98, of Lake Wales, Fla., died on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at her home.
She was born on July 15, 1915, in Berwyn, Ill., to Mark and Hermina Hennessey, and moved to Lake Wales 10 years ago from Port Saint Lucie, Fla.
She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Catholic Church of the Holy Spirit in Lake Wales.
Marita is survived by her daughters, Sharon Mallory of Lake Wales, Marilyn West of Neenah, Wis., Chris Gainer of Lake Wales, and Vicky Behnke of Mountain, Wis., three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a sister Frances Hatch of Lake Geneva, Wis. She was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Gordon, and a sister, Margaret Murphy.
Funeral Mass is 8:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, at the Catholic Church of the Holy Spirit with Rev. Glenn Charest officiating.
Johnson Funeral Home of Lake Wales is handling arrangements.