Monday, September 12, 2016 4:40 pm

BETTY BEST, 73, of St. Lucas, passed away Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, at the Ossian Senior Hospice in Ossian. Mass of Christian Burial is at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 16, at the St. Luke’s Catholic Church in St. Lucas, with Rev. Kyle Digmann presiding. Burial is in the St. Luke’s Catholic Cemetery in St. Lucas. Visitation is from 3 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15, at the St. Lukes Catholic Church in St. Lucas, and also after 9:30 a.m., at the church Friday morning. There is a rosary at 4 p.m. Thursday. Betty is survived by her husband, Henry; four children: Richard (Barb) Best, Waucoma;  Dennis (Joan) Best, Fort Atkinson;  Cheryl (Brian) DeMaris, Robins and Linda (Todd) Smith, Rochester, Minn.; nine grandchildren: Amy (Aaron) Ziegler, Dr. Amanda (Dr. Brian) Breviu, Adam (Jena) Best, Levi Best, Izaack Best, Jacob DeMaris, Zachary DeMaris, Alex Smith and Eric Smith; two great-grandchildren,  Drake Ziegler and Natalie Ziegler; brothers and sisters: Arlene Lansing, Waukon; Kathy (Ron) Walz, Highland Park, Ill.; Mary Ann Martin, Waucoma; Jerry (Jeanne) Brincks, Decorah; James (Elaine) Brincks, Harvard, Ill.; Jean (Gerald) Tieskoetter, Fla.; Tony (Marilyn) Brincks, Ossian; Donald (Joyce) Brincks, Ossian; along with many nieces and nephews; brothers and sisters-in-law: Doris (Chuck) Frana, Calmar; Helen Jirak, St. Lucas, Francis (Sue) Best, Fort Atkinson, Mary (Victor) Croatt, St. Lucas and Barbara, Northbrook. 

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