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Evelyn J. “Evie” Shaffer Best

  • Birth 28 Sep 1927 USA
  • Death 10 Apr 2010 Kirksville, Adair County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 57515833

Evelyn J.Best 82 of Sarasota, Florida passed away Satruday morning (April 10, 2010)at the home of her son in Kirksville, Missouri.

Evelyn was the daughter of Albert Denton and Hazel Marie(Wisecarver)Shaffer born on September 28, 1927. She is survived by one son Stephen Taylor and wife Judy of Kirksville, Missouri; one daughter Jana Taylor Martin and husband Jim of Sarasota, Florida; grandsons Jason Taylor and wife Rachel of Linn Creek, Missouri, Asa Martin of Atlanta, Georgia and great grandchildren Pierce and Scarlett Taylor. She is also survived by her sister Norma Stephens of Benton, Kansas.

Evelyn graduated from the Northeast Missouri State Teachers College(now Truman University)and began teaching. She began her teaching career at Olive Hill Country School and later taught kindergarten at Washington School in Kirksville, Missouri. After teaching for 20 years she moved to Florida where she started The Evie Best Group Private Health Care for 20 years. Her greatest gift was making everyone she met feel special and loved.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Those wishing to make contributions may do so to Hospice of Northeast Missouri or the American Cancer Society.


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  • Created by: Donald Bitner
  • Added: 23 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 57515833
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Evelyn J. “Evie” Shaffer Best (28 Sep 1927–10 Apr 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 57515833, ; Maintained by Donald Bitner (contributor 47187466) Unknown.