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Yolanda S. West

July 10, 1947 - December 7, 2021
Visitation
Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.
419-645-4501 |
Tuesday 12/14, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Service
Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.
419-645-4501 |
Tuesday 12/14, 2:00 pm

Yolanda S. ‘Lonnie’ West age 74, of Lima passed away 9:02 p.m., Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at The Meadows of Kalida. She was born July 10, 1947 in Lima to the late Joseph and Ada (Numbers) Taviano. She married Gary R. West April 11, 1986 and he preceded her in death May 5, 2021. LonnieContinue Reading

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Ed Bowman left a message on December 24, 2021:
Rest In Peace Lonnie, Always a friend! She is now with her Daughter and Gary in Heaven!
Polly Garmatter left a message on December 14, 2021:
If you have been watching the news, you’ll note that coverage has been of the late Senator Robert Dole’s funeral. He referenced and read this poem at the funeral of a friend and it was read at his funeral. He would refer to the dates on his friend’s Tombstone, from the beginning to the end. He noted that first came the date of her birth and then spoke the date of death. But he said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years. I would like to share this poem in memory of Yolanda. I remember Yolanda or “Sis” fondly growing up next door to the Taviano family and I believe her family and close friends would agree that she made the most of her dash. ​Cindy Stowell (Jackson) The Dash Between By Linda Ellis I knelt there at the headstone of one I love and cried. Name, with dates of birth and death were perfectly inscribed. I pondered these two dates and how little they both mean when compared to the tiny dash that lies there in between. The dash serves as an emblem of our time here on the earth, and although small, it stands for all our years of life, and worth. And our worth will be determined by how we live each day. We can fill our dash with goodness, or waste our life away. To ourselves, as well as others, let’s be honest, kind and true, and every day, live the way we know God wants us to. May we look for opportunities to do a worthy deed, and reach out with compassion to those who are in need. For If our hearts are full of love throughout our journey here, we’ll be loved by all who knew us and our memory they’ll hold dear. And when we die, these memories will bring grateful, loving tears, to all whose lives were touched by the dash between our years. In loving memory of Yolanda S. “Lonnie” West July 10, 1947 - December 7, 2021
Ann Nalley left a message on December 14, 2021:
Lonnie was a great friend and co worker. So caring and loving to all of her family and friends. She will be missed dearly. We all love you Lonnie!
Lorene J Wehrly left a message on December 13, 2021:
Melissa, Melinda and Melanie, You have my deepest sympathy. It is so hard to lose your step mother and so soon after your father. I know that he loved you very much and I am sure that Lonnie did too. You can hold those wonderful memories close to your hearts. Thinking of you Lorene Wehrly
Vicki Werling left a message on December 13, 2021:
Love and prayers go out to all of Lonnies family. Worked with her at St Ritas, and what a special lady. Always quick to give you a hug and a smile, and what a laugh. She will be missed by many, as she was loved by many. God comfort you as you say goodbye.
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Michelle Beall-Shields left a message on December 12, 2021:
In memory of Yolanda S. West, Michelle Beall-Shields lit a candle
Michelle Beall-Shields left a message on December 12, 2021:
Sorry for your loss!!!!
Michelle Beall-Shields left a message on December 12, 2021:
Sorry for your loss...Lonnie was a great person...
Cindy & Harvey Stowell left a message on December 10, 2021:
If you have been watching the news, you’ll note that coverage has been of the late Senator Robert Dole’s funeral. He referenced and read this poem at the funeral of a friend and it was read at his funeral. He would refer to the dates on his friend’s Tombstone, from the beginning to the end. He noted that first came the date of her birth and then spoke the date of death. But he said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years. I would like to share this poem in memory of Yolanda. I remember Yolanda or “Sis” fondly growing up next door to the Taviano family and I believe her family and close friends would agree that she made the most of her dash. Cindy Stowell (Jackson) The Dash Between By Linda Ellis I knelt there at the headstone of one I love and cried. Name, with dates of birth and death were perfectly inscribed. I pondered these two dates and how little they both mean when compared to the tiny dash that lies there in between. The dash serves as an emblem of our time here on the earth, and although small, it stands for all our years of life, and worth. And our worth will be determined by how we live each day. We can fill our dash with goodness, or waste our life away. To ourselves, as well as others, let’s be honest, kind and true, and every day, live the way we know God wants us to. May we look for opportunities to do a worthy deed, and reach out with compassion to those who are in need. For If our hearts are full of love throughout our journey here, we’ll be loved by all who knew us and our memory they’ll hold dear. And when we die, these memories will bring grateful, loving tears, to all whose lives were touched by the dash between our years. In loving memory of Yolanda S. “Lonnie” West July 10, 1947 - December 7, 2021
Putnam Co Hospice left a message on December 9, 2021:
The Staff of Putnam County Hospice sends our deepest sympathy for your loss. We will keep Yolanda and all her family and friends in our thoughts and prayers.
Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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