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Bessie Marie Best

October 30, 1925 August 28, 2017
Bessie Marie Best
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Obituary for Bessie Marie Best

Bessie Marie Best, 91, a guest of Ridgeview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Curwensville and formerly of Grampian, passed away Monday August 28, 2017 at Ridgeview.

Born October 30, 1925 in Mt Union, PA, she was the daughter of Carl O. and Mary (McCracken) Knepp. Mrs. Best had first been employed by the former Airplane-Marine factory in Hyde and was retired from the former Superior Pet Products in Curwensville. She had been a member of St. Bonaventure Roman Catholic Church in Grampian.

On April 24, 1944 in Clearfield she wed Jess W. “Bill” Best who preceded her in death on July 21, 2004. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and infant son, a granddaughter Kristie Best, 4 brothers Harry Knepp, Lee Knepp, William Knepp and an infant brother and 3 sisters Leona Shaffer, Pearl Quinsenberry and Neva Ingle.

Surviving are 6 children: Richard K. Best and James A. Best and wife Charlotte both of Curwensville, John L. Best and wife Sandra, Thomas E. Best and wife Linda and Chris W. Best and wife Joanne all of Grampian and Bertie M. King and husband Ed of Rockton.

Also surviving are 20 Grandchildren, 30 Great Grandchildren, Several Great Great Grandchildren 2 sisters and 2 brothers. Betty Stiles of Curwensville, Lois Seaburn pf Grampian, Walter Knepp and wife Carolyn of the State of Florida and Gene Knepp and wife Betty of the State of Indiana.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Best will be held at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville on Thursday August 31, 2017 at 11:00 AM, with the Reverend Stephen D. Shields officiating. Interment will be in the St. Bonaventure Cemetery of Grampian.

Friends will be received at the Funeral Home on Wednesday August 30 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM and again on Thursday from 9 AM until time of services.

The family suggests contributions be made to: AseraCare Hospice 1015 Logan Blvd. Altoona, PA 16602. They would also like to express their sincere thanks to AseraCare Hospice and the nurses and staff of Ridgeview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center for their thoughtful care of their mother and grandmother.

The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

30

Aug

2:00 PM 8/30/2017 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 8/30/2017 4:00:00 PM
Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville

300 State Street
Curwensville, PA 16833

Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville
300 State Street Curwensville 16833 PA
United States

Visitation

Wednesday

30

Aug

6:00 PM 8/30/2017 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 8/30/2017 8:00:00 PM
Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville

300 State Street
Curwensville, PA 16833

Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville
300 State Street Curwensville 16833 PA
United States

Visitation

Thursday

31

Aug

9:00 AM 8/31/2017 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 8/31/2017 11:00:00 AM
Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville

300 State Street
Curwensville, PA 16833

Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville
300 State Street Curwensville 16833 PA
United States

Service

Thursday

31

Aug

11:00 AM 8/31/2017 11:00:00 AM - 11:30 AM 8/31/2017 11:30:00 AM
Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville

300 State Street
Curwensville, PA 16833

Funeral Services

Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville
300 State Street Curwensville 16833 PA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Bonaventure Cemetery Final Resting Place

306 Walnut Street
Curwensville, PA 16833

306 Walnut Street Curwensville 16833 PA
United States

Memorial Contribution

AseraCare Hospice

1015 Logan Blvd.
Altoona, PA 16602
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