Barbara A. Best

WARREN — Barbara Ann Best, 81, of Warren, passed away peacefully into eternal life on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, at her residence.

She was born Dec. 1, 1934, in Warren, the daughter of the late Dewey Gardner and Viva Emily Winagle Gardner. She lived in Warren for over a year, formerly of Braceville for many years.

Barbara worked as a laborer at Packard Electric for 13 years before she retired in 1966.

She enjoyed visiting people, driving, working on crossword puzzles, doing stuff for others and playing cards.

Barbara is survived by: her husband of 52 years, Raymond L. Best Sr. of Warren; one daughter, Debra A. Best of Warren, one son, Raymond L. Best Jr. of Braceville; and three grandchildren, Celeste Best, Bradly J. Best and Charlie Wallace.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Jeffrey Best; two sisters, Harriet Gardner and Marietta Stewart; and one brother, Frances Gardner.

Per Barbara’s wishes, cremation has taken place.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, at the James Funeral Home in Newton Falls. The Rev. Arnold Edmondson will be officiating. Barbara will be laid to rest in Braceville Cemetery in Braceville.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the James Funeral Home, 8 E. Broad St., Newton Falls, OH 44444 (330) 872-5440.

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