Pulliam Funeral Chapel - Oblong

Dixie Best, 70 of Oblong Illinois

Dixie Best
73, Oblong, Illinois

Visitation: 9:00 – 11:00 A.M. Wednesday May 5, 2010 ~ Pulliam Funeral Home ~ Oblong, IL

Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. Wednesday May 5, 2010 ~ Pulliam Funeral Home ~ Oblong, IL

Memorials: Good Samaritan Hosptal – Hospice Foundation Or To Ridgeview Care Center ~ Envelopes at or may be mailed to the Funeral Home
   Dixie Lee Best, 73, Oblong, Illinois passed away at 7:45 p.m. Sunday, May 2, 2010, at the Ridgeview Care Center, Oblong, Illinois.

   Born in Lawrence County, Illinois on April 13, 1937, she was the daughter of Charles “Dale” Hepner and Pauline (Lewis) Hepner.  She was a graduate of Robinson High School ~ Class of 1955.  She was employed as a CNA at Hart’s Convalescent Center, Oblong and later for Ridgeview Care Center, Oblong.  Dixie was a care giver to many people for many years.  She was a member of the First Christian Church, Oblong.  She was baptized on March 18, 1973.  She enjoyed embroidering, quilting, sewing and spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

   On June 15, 1956, she married Claude “Jake” Best Jr., who preceded her in death on April 5, 1988.  Also preceding her in death were her parents, one brother Harry Hepner; and one son-in-law: Dennis Smith.

   Dixie is survived by one son, Denny Best; three daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah & Richard Baker, Diana & Ed Davis and Dorinda Sue Smith; eight grandchildren, Deborah Lee & Zach McNair, Cassandra Fay Baker and Matthew Baker, Edward Davis, John Davis, Sarah & William Benton, Kyla Smith and Jody Smith; eight great-grandchildren, Addison McNair, Kyrton  McNair, Lisa Henery, Keaton Davis, Dustin Irwin, Jasper Irwin, Brandy Benton and Morgan Benton; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert “Bob” & Sue Hepner, Jerry & Kathy Hepner, Arthur & Nancy Hepner and Don Hepner; two sisters and brother-in-law, Cleo Lawson and Dorothy Ann & Don Sanger; one aunt: Dottie Hart and several nieces and nephews.

  Burial will be in the Oblong Cemetery, Oblong, Illinois.



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