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Sutton Memorial Home
Friday December 29th, 2017
10:00am - 11:30am

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Sutton Memorial Home
Friday December 29th, 2017

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Lloyd "Bubs" Best

Lloyd “Bubs” Best, 94 of Springfield formerly of Edinburg passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. He was born on May 13, 1923 in Gillespie, IL the Son of Walter H. and Vura (Phipps) Best. He married Mardell Emmings on October 26, 1947 in Springfield, IL. He worked as an agent and Telegrapher for the B&O Railroad in Edinburg and Taylorville. He served in the United States Army during WWII in the 18th Airborne in the Battle of the Bulge.

Surviving are his Wife Mardell Best of Springfield, IL; Son: Lee (Karen) Best of Decatur, IL; Daughter: Lynn (Tim) Connelly of Glenarm, IL; Grandchildren: Christine (Zac) Britton, Heather (Joe) Sawyer, Shannon Connelly and Brian Connelly; Great-Grandchildren: Rachel, Rylee, Eli, Jacob, Trenton, Camden; two Nieces and Several Cousins.  He was preceded in death by his Parents and Sister: Rosemary Bard.

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 29, 2017 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with funeral service starting at 11:30 a.m. with Pastor Becky Lembke officiating. Burial will be held in Edinburg Cemetery in Edinburg, with military graveside honors.

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph’s Home of Springfield 3306 S 6th St, Springfield, IL 62703  

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Due to his integrity and tenacity he contributed a great deal to my life.

Alan & Betty sparks Dec 28 2017 12:00 AM

I owe much more to Bubs and Mardell than words can tell. They were so generous and supportive at a time in my life when I was so vulnerable. Thank you Lord for Bubs and Mardell. I am so saddened by his passing.

Dale Edwatds Dec 28 2017 12:00 AM

With deepest sympathy to The Best family. Bubsi was a great guy. A respectful part of growing up in Edinburg. There was never a time I didn't look forward to speaking with him. He and Mardell were always smiling and very nice to me growing up. He always shared the stories of pheasant hunting and you could tell how much he loved that. You will be missed. R.I.P my friend.

Paul Thomas Dec 27 2017 12:00 AM

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With love and sympathy. Neil, Jeanne Bennett, Gwen Bennett, Tom Rogers, Nicole Bennett, Michael Nguyen, Griffin, Liem

Expression of Sympathy Dec 27 2017 12:00 AM

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A SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent on December 27, 2017

Our deepest sympathies. With love, Mark and Susan Avery

Expression of Sympathy Dec 27 2017 12:00 AM

To Bubs' family,

We extend our deepest sympathy to you. We didn't get to know Bubs very long, but we appreciated his, and yours, too, kindness towards our father. May warm, wonderful memories comfort you.

Brenda, Tom and Jerry Harrison

The Bob Harrison family Dec 26 2017 12:00 AM

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A MONET'S GARDEN BASKET was sent on December 25, 2017

For my dear Aunt Mardell, and cousins Lee & Karen, Lynn & Tim, In loving memory of my dearest Uncle Bubs With much love always, Kathy

Expression of Sympathy Dec 25 2017 12:00 AM

To all of Bubs family : We are sadden to hear of the loss of your family patriarch. We were privileged to have known him back when Edwin & I were in high school & recently to have crossed his path then & again over the last 10 years of our adult lives. I personally remember the poker games, the hunting dogs & his best girl... Mardell.
Lynn & Lee, are love & prayers are with you & yours even more now, as you go thru this transition to the next chapter of your familys story.
God bless & may your families continue to be as one of strength for one another.

Tina & Edwin Ostermeier Dec 24 2017 12:00 AM

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