Alice A. West



Alice A. West, 67, of Bedford, Indiana, died at 1:22 am on Thursday, November 9, 2023, at IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington, Indiana.

Born in Hayden, Indiana, on July 29, 1956, Alice was the daughter of the late Cecil Gerth and Apphia Gerth of North Vernon, Indiana. Alice graduated in 1974 from Jennings County High School. She was employed in the gift shop at IU Health Bedford Willow Tree Gift Shop after selling her Loose Threads Quilt Shop in Seymour, Indiana. She attended Fairview Christian Church, Lawrence County, IN.

Alice was a friend to many. Survivors include two daughters, Maria Hecht of Bedford, Indiana, and Elaine Singh of Columbus, Indiana; and four grandchildren, Nick Durant of Indianapolis, Indiana, Alyssa Dobbs, Avery West, and Shay Hecht of Bedford, Indiana. Her brothers and sister, Walter (Wilma) Gerth of North Vernon, Carole Elam of Hope, Pete Gerth of North Vernon, Donald Gerth of Seymour, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Steve West; parents, Cecil and Apphia Gerth; brothers, Jerry Gerth, Dale Gerth, Rick Gerth, Ralph Gerth, and Louis Gerth; and sister, Helen McCulley.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 11, 2023, at Johnson Funeral Home, Vallonia with Lindy Hopkins &Rob Kirts officiating. Friends may visit with the family on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place at Leesville Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Apphia Gerth Scholarship Fund and sent to Erin McNeill, 4478 West Woodpecker Lane, Trafalgar, Indiana 46181, or Diabetes Youth Foundation of Indiana, 5050 E. 211th St. Noblesville, IN 46060-9212.

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