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Bonnie L. Best
November 28, 1930 ~ August 26, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Bonnie L. Best
November 28, 1930 - August 26, 2023
Bonnie L. Best, passed away on the 26th of August 2023. She was asleep as she left this life quietly and peacefully. She’ll forever be remembered by anyone that met her as very gentle and kind. To her kids as a genuine Mom always honest and willing to lend an ear whether good or bad. To her grandchildren as generous with her time and interest as sweet, soft spoken, “Momo”. Our family thanks the staff along with the wonderful programs, and activities at Brentwood. She was so excited over the past year in the many new friends she accumulated while at living at Brentwood.
Bonnie was born to Lena and Vernon Cook November 28, 1930. She was raised in a loving Christian home where her parents were together for a lifetime with a great focus on family. Bonnie was the second child born and very much loved her three sisters Maryland, Joan, and Vickie, along with her brother Roger. She spent some of her early years growing up and residing in Cambridge, Ohio. She had an ardent love for music and poetry as a young girl, where she along with two sisters formed a traveling singing trio, known as the Cook Sisters.
Bonnie, while still in Cambridge fell in love with her eventual husband Chuck Best. They married in the summer of 1949 where they each worked hard, and started a family together. She may have been meek but often times was the stable voice of reason for her sons, and a role model always, for her daughter. Chuck and Bonnie remained married and together for 73 years. Bonnie is survived by many of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was most proud and devoted to her family, where she was lovingly known by her grandchildren and great grandchildren as “Momo.” She was preceded in death by her son, Charles “Chuck” V. Best, along with her husband Charles F. Best. Additional survivors include her 3 children and spouses Gary and Becky Best, Larry and Lori Best, and Susie and Jerry Eakle. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren - Lance Best, Melanie Best, Kyle Best, Rachel Alvarez, Kourtney McClane, Jena Alamo, Andrew Eakle, and Kaley Ostrowski. Additionally, Bonnie had 12 great grandchildren – Ashlyn, Jalyn, Kalyn, Freya, Charles James, Jaiden, Charissa, Taylen, Jaxson, Asher, Avery, and James.
Bonnie along with Chuck were blessed and able to enjoy some 25+ years in their winter home in Arizona. Bonnie continued her love in music and poetry, along with exercise. She was quite dedicated to hiking and trekking in later years, and often included her grandchildren in such. She, together with Chuck engaged her friends and family, towards her passion for wildlife and the love of the outdoors. Her life was one of patience, trust, and kindness towards all ---- she had promoted this to all, and in return she received the same from those she touched. She had a wonderful, beautiful long life, and she will be missed by many.
A private gathering of family and friends will be held grave side at Ft. Custer National Cemetery. This date has not been determined but she will lay next to her husband, as Momo and Popo will be at peace together. Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home is entrusted with her care.