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Catherine “Katie” Margaret (LaBella) West

            Catherine "Katie" Margaret (LaBella) West, 92, of Schwenksville, PA;

formerly of Green Lane , PA went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at Greenfield Senior Living of Schwenksville.

            She was the loving wife of the late John Logan West for 51 years.

            Katie was born in Sellersville, PA to proud Italian immigrants, the late Francesco LaBella and the late Emilia (Chimenti) LaBella.

            She graduated from Lansdale High School, class of 1949, where she met her husband, John.

            Katie worked part-time as seamstress for the former Interstate Hosiery Mill in Lansdale, as secretary for the former Clemens Poultry Auction in Harleysville, PA, as a cafeteria worker for the North Montco Vo-Tech School in Lansdale, PA, and as saleswoman for the former Jeanette Dresing Woman's Clothing Store in Skippack, PA. She lastly worked as an accounting clerk for SCI Graterford Correctional Facility in Collegeville, PA for 10 years, until retiring in 1994.

            Katie was a Brownie Troop Leader #514 and a Lansdale Girl Scout Leader. She was a former member of Calvary Baptist Church in Lansdale where she served as a Sunday school teacher and assisted in the kitchen. Katie was a member of Perkiomenville Mennonite Church where she served with the J.O.Y. Luncheon committee. She was a former member and volunteer of the Blue Comets Motorcycle Club of Skippack. Katie was a member of the Red Hats Society of the Upper Perk Chapter. She was a volunteer at Grand View Hospital.

            Katie was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and enjoyed having family and friends over for holidays. She loved traveling many miles cross country with her late husband on their Harley Davidson. Katie enjoyed wintering in Florida and was active with the social club and clubhouse at the Orange City Mobile Home Park in Orange City, FL.

            She enjoyed flower gardening, playing Scrabble, feeding and watching the wild birds. Katie had a deep love of cooking and was known for her lasagna, broccoli rabe, and green bean casserole. She loved spending summers going to the pool with her grandchildren and she had a special place in her heart for her great-grandchildren and her niece.

            Katie is survived by her two daughters, Mary Ann Leister & husband, Roger of Green Lane, PA, Sondra Appleton of Telford, PA; her five grandchildren – Devon, J.T., Douglas, Nicole, & Sheila; her ten great-grandchildren – Tahlia, Madison, Dayton, John, Brayden, Scarlett, Layla, Nathan, Julia, & Jude; and her niece, Susan Guiliano of Gilbertsville, PA.

            In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Angeline Mazzanti.

            A visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at Perkiomenville Mennonite Church, 1836 Gravel Pike, Perkiomenville, PA 18074 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m, followed by a Celebration of Life service at 12 p.m.

            A private burial will take place at New Goshenhoppen U.C.C. Cemetery.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Gentiva Hospice Association Address, 1777 Sentry Pkwy W, Suite #110, Blue Bell, PA 19422 or donate online at or Perkiomenville Mennonite Church, P.O. Box 59, Perkiomenville, PA 18074. On the memo line, please write 'Katie West.'

            Arrangements by: Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home & Crematory, 130 East Broad Street, Souderton, Pennsylvania 18964.

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