The Edmond Sun

December 5, 2012

Jo Beryl Best


The Edmond Sun

EDMOND —     Jo Beryl Best, 79, of Edmond, Okla., was born August 6, 1933, in Geary, Okla., to Isaac and Violet Long. She passed away December 4, 2012 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

    Jo graduated from El Reno High School in 1950. She married Oscar G. Best on June 14, 1951 and they moved to Edmond in 1961.

    She was a lifelong employee of the Edmond School System. Jo started out as a cook at Orvis Risner, and transferred to Russell Dougherty where she was the administrative assistant to the principal. From there she moved to Cross Timbers from where she retired.

    Jo and Oscar enjoyed spending time with their grandchildren, going to their sporting events, and loved to go to Lake Texoma where they had a cabin. Jo loved to cook and will be missed by all.

    Her survivors include sons and daughters-in-law David and wife Jill Best, Danny and wife MarySue Best, Jeff and wife Luisa Best, and Brad and wife Diana Best; six grandchildren, Angie, Andy, Kelby, Ericka, Parker, Gavin; four great grandchildren, Jared, Hunter, Peyton and Pierce; brothers Wayne and Jack and sisters LeJoy, Hope and Charlotte.

    She is preceded in death by her parents, and her husband and brother, Dareward.

    Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday December 8, 2012 at Gracelawn Cemetery, Edmond, under the direction of Matthews Funeral Home, Edmond.