Kathryn M. Best, 100

Posted on February 24, 2014

Kathryn M. Lund Best, 100, of Huntington and formerly of Union Township in Markle, passed quietly and peacefully into the arms of her Savior Jesus Christ, with family gathered around her, Friday afternoon, Feb. 21, 2014, at the Parkview Huntington Hospital.
Kate was a homemaker and farm wife. She was a 1932 graduate of West Union High School. She was an active member of the Markle Church of Christ, having played in the church orchestra and helped in many areas of the church over the years. She was a good cook, grew a large garden and helped prepare food for many families. She cared for her husband for 52 years after he got polio in 1949.
She was born Oct. 12, 1913, in Story County, Iowa, a daughter of Frank V. and Emma C. Burnett Lund. 
She was united in marriage to D. Howard Best on May 18, 1934, in Markle at the Church of Christ parsonage. Howard preceded her in death Sept. 14, 2002.
Survivors include two sons, Bevan D. (Virginia) Best and Phillip L. (Cathy) Best, both of Markle; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary (Lloyd) Overholt of Markle.
She was preceded in death by a son, Kent Lee Best, Jan. 1, 1941; a sister, June Corell; and three brothers, Warren Lund, Harry Lund and Don Lund.
Visitation will be held Monday, Feb. 24, from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Markle Church of Christ, 455 E. Morse St., Markle.
Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 10:30 a.m. at the Markle Church of Christ, with Greg Comp and Gerald O. Moreland officiating.
Interment will take place at the Markle Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial donations can be made out to the Markle Church of Christ Missions Fund or Physical Properties. Both can be sent in care to Myers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 403, Markle, IN 46770.
To sign Mrs. Best’s online guest registry, visit www.myersfuneralhomes.com.

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