Delores J. Best (nee Church), 76, of Conneaut, went home to be with the Lord peacefully Sunday afternoon, June 25th, 2017 at the Ashtabula County Nursing and Rehab Center. She was surrounded by her loving family.
Delores was born in Ashland, KY on September 23rd, 1940 to the late Clifford C. and Mildred (Bays) Church. She married Harold D. Best on May 16th, 1958.
She was co-owner/operator of Best Greenhouse's on Gore Road for many years prior to its closing in 1980. Delores then excelled as an Avon Representative for over 25 years, earning many sales awards and other honors in the process. In 1984, she even won a limited edition Buick Regal for her efforts in Avon, an honor given to only two representatives per month nationwide that year.
Delores was also a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose in Conneaut and also a former member of the Catholic Daughters of America. She was a hard-working, caring, and loving soul who enjoyed spending time with her family and traveling to all 50 states, Walt Disney World, and casinos. She was loved by everyone who met her and will be greatly missed.
Delores will be missed by: her loving husband of 59 years, Harold; children, Deborah L. Best of Saybrook; A. Faye (Jerry) Lampela of North Kingsville; Janet G. Ferguson of Conneaut; Cindy L. (Mark) Nelson of Conneaut, Gary D. (Tracey) Best of Middlefield; grandchildren, Curtis (Paige) Stiles, Chris (Sam) Lampela, Paula (Chris) Hamric, Jennifer Best, Brett Best, Michael (Megan) Nelson, Jeremy Ferguson, Jessica Ferguson, Audrey Drago, Noah Best; great-grandchildren, Kyler Stiles, Ember Valladares-Best, Henry Hamric, Owen Hamric, Benjamin Hamric, Harper Lampela; sister, Bonnie (Michael) Williams; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her: parents; sister, Mary Alice Church; and great-grandson, Jaxon Lee Fitch.
A MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL WILL BE CELEBRATED AT 10 A.M., THURSDAY, JUNE 29TH, 2017, ST, MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 480 STATE ST., CONNEAUT, OH with Father Philip Miller officiating.
Family and friends will be received from 5-8 P.M. on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 at Raisian Funeral Home, 581 Harbor St., Conneaut, OH. Delores' final resting place will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Conneaut, OH. The Best Family would like to thank the amazing caregivers of both the County Home and also Hospice of the Western Reserve for taking such great care of our mom.
Published on June 26, 2017