Lora West

WEST, Lora (Thomaselli), 83, of Wellsburg, WV, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness on Monday, March 4, 2013, at Ann’s Country Retreat.

Lora was born on October 28, 1929, in Follansbee, WV, a daughter of the late Vincenzo “James” and Anna (Ventresca) Thomaselli.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, George Samuel West, Sr. in 2000, two sons, George Samuel, Jr. and Ricky J. West and an infant grandson, James A. West, and one brother, Geno Thomaselli.

Lora was a homemaker and a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

She is survived by three children, Ronald W. (Sandra) West, Cranberry Township, PA, Thomas J. West, Atlanta, GA, and Tamara A. McClure, Wellsburg, WV; two sisters, Italia “Tillie” Thomaselli Comisso, Columbus, OH, Lena Chappel, Weirton, WV; one sister-in-law, Pauline Thomaselli, Follansbee, WV; two grandchildren, Brian West and Jennifer West; two great grandsons, Samuel J. West, and Gabriel Kukkonen; several nieces and nephews

Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 7th, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Mullenbach Funeral Home 669 Main St. Follansbee, WV.

Vigil service will be held on Thursday, March 7th at 7p.m. at the funeral home.

Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, March 8th at 11 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 1300 Charles St. Wellsburg, WV with the Rev. Fr. Dan Pisano as celebrant.

Interment will follow in Franklin Cemetery in Wellsburg, WV.

Lora’s family would like to thank the staff at Ann’s Country Retreat for the great care they gave their mother.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ann’s Country Retreat 1439 Washington Pike Wellsburg, WV 26070 or St. John’s Catholic Church at 1300 Charles St. Wellsburg, WV 26070.

Condolences may be sent to: www.mullenbachfh.com