Richard M. Best, 90

Published 9:30am Thursday, October 22, 2009

Richard M. Best. 90, of Buchanan, Mich., died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009 of natural causes at home.

Richard was born Oct. 24, 1918 in Buchanan Township. A lifelong area resident, he married Edna (Savely) Best on June 21, 1941 in Cassopolis. He was an avid sports fan.
Richard is survived by his wife, Edna, of Buchanan; son, Richard “Dick” (Sherry) Best, of Buchanan; daughters, Jo Ann (Gerald) Ott, of Niles, Jacqueline (Terry) Bannister, of Buchanan; brothers: Ralph Best, Buchanan, Albert Best, Buchanan and David (Bobbie) Best, Cassopolis; sister, Barbara (Robert) Albrecht, of Niles; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Bernice Best, and two grandchildren, Dan and Terri Ott.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, 2009 at Hoven Funeral Home in Buchanan. Burial will be held in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Buchanan. Friends may call from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23 at Hoven Funeral Home.

Memorials may be sent to Hospice at home, Inc., of Buchanan.

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