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Wanda Toney Best
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Birth: Apr. 30, 1932
Death: Jul. 3, 2008


Wanda T. Best

Mrs. Wanda T. Best, age 76, of Newark, DE, died on Thursday, July 3, 2008, at Heartland Hospice House in Wilmington.

Born in Raleigh, WV on April 30, 1932, Mrs. Best was a daughter of the late Gordon Lee Toney, Sr. and Ellen Poland Toney. She was employed in maintenance for 10 years at the University of Delaware until her retirement. Mrs. Best was a former member of the Women of the Moose #1578 in New Castle and had attended the Life Community Church in Newark. A talented homemaker throughout her life, she greatly enjoyed gardening around her home.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, James Robert Kellems, in 1991; her second husband, Wilber Roy Best, Sr., in 2006; granddaughter, Tammy L. Dickson, in 1999; and brother, Gordon L. Toney, Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Wanda E. Cook and husband, Walter, of Newark, DE; great-grandson, Joseph H. Dickson III, whereabouts unknown; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 2 pm, on Tuesday, July 8, in the chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where friends may call after 1 pm. Interment will follow in the adjoining memorial park.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Heartland Hospice House, 5661 Ocheltree Lane, Wilmington, DE 19808.

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[published 07/07/2008]

Gracelawn Memorial Park
New Castle
New Castle County
Delaware, USA
Created by: Richard Wright
Record added: Jul 07, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28096070
Wanda <i>Toney</i> Best
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