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Jace Dean Best
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Birth: Dec. 9, 2004
Johnson County
Kansas, USA
Death: Apr. 25, 2011
Franklin County
Kansas, USA

An extenstion cord connected to a space heater may have been the cause of a fire that caused the deaths of Bryce Schendel, 26, Ayden Best, 5, Jace D. Best, 4, and Zoey S. Schendel, born just five months ago.

The childrens' mother, Ashley Schendel and 10 yr old sister, Alexis Best were able to escape. They were taken to the hospital.


Jace Dean Best, age 6, of Richmond, Kansas, died Monday, April 25, 2011. He was born on Thursday, December 9, 2004, in Olathe, Kansas. He was the son of Jeremiah Dean Best and Ashley Loree (Kirkland) Schendel.

He lived in Rantoul, Williamsburg, Waverly, Paola, Ottawa, and Richmond, Kansas.

Jace was a kindergarten student at Central Heights School in Richmond, Kansas.

Jace's interests were Bakugan, Power Rangers, Sonic X, and ATV's.

Jace is survived by his: Mother-Ashley Loree Schendel of Richmond, Kansas; Father-Jeremiah Dean Best and his wife, Jessica, of Ottawa, Kansas; Sister-Alexis Kaye Best of Richmond, Kansas; Brother-Jadan Dean Best of Ottawa, Kansas; Grandparents-Carrie Romine and Todd Howell of Ashland, Kentucky; James and Donna Best of Waverly, Kansas; Jay and Terri Schendel of Wellsville, Kansas; Katie and Leroy Kirkland of Rantoul, Kansas; David and Marli Brown (Yeo) of Overland Park, Kansas; Loretta Brown of Peculiar, Missouri; Aunts & Uncles-Derek Best of Waverly; Nicholas and Sandra Best of Lane, Kansas; Ethan Best of Waverly, Kansas; Steven Brown of Overland Park, Kansas; Hannah Kirkland of Rantoul, Kansas; Roy Kirkland serving in the Military; Tony Kirkland of Rantoul, Kansas; Alissa Best and Dusty Caswell of Waverly, Kansas.

Jace is preceded in death by his: Stepfather-Bryce Sterling Schendel; Sister-Ayden Loree Best; Sister-Zoey Sterling Schendel; Baby Sister-Riley Page Schendel and Grandparents-Jerry and Alberta Best.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 2, 2011, at Ottawa University Chapel, 1001 S. Cedar, in Ottawa, with burial at Richmond Cemetery in Richmond, Kansas. Family will meet with friends from 3:00 to 5:00 Sunday afternoon at Ottawa University Chapel. The family suggests memorial contributions to Schendel-Best Memorial Fund, c/o Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa, Kansas 66067.
Richmond Cemetery
Franklin County
Kansas, USA
Created by: Marilyn
Record added: Apr 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68911474
Jace Dean Best
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 Added: May. 1, 2011

- Marilyn
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