Ruth K. Best, 89, of Hopewell, passed away on Jan., 23, 2019, at the Village at Morrisons Cove.

She was born on May 11, 1929, in Saxton, a daughter of the late Charles and Anna (Adolphson) Brown.

She was united in marriage to Richard W. Best. He preceded her in death on Feb. 24, 1999.

She is survived by sons, Bradley R. Best, of Hopewell, and Brent L. Best, married to Renee (Howell), of Hollidaysburg; grandsons, Justin and Jordan Best, of Hollidaysburg; sister, Thelma Bender of New Middletown, Ohio.

Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by daughter, Julia K. (Best) Weyant; and siblings, LouAnn Melius and Roy “Buddy” Brown.

Ruth worked as a waitress for the Bedford Springs, where she traveled with her employers to sister resorts in Colorado and Florida. She later worked for the Northern Bedford County School District as a cook until her retirement in 1992.

She graduated from Saxton Liberty High School Class of 1947. Ruth was a member of the Bedford Forge United Methodist Church. She enjoyed attending flea markets and yard sales and cooking.

Friends and family will be received on Sunday, Jan. 27, at Akers Funeral Chapel, 715 Church Street, Saxton, from 1 to 2 p.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home.

Funeral service will be held on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 2 p.m. at Akers Funeral Chapel with Pastor Janet Sell officiating. Burial will be held at Bedford Forge Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Ruth to Village In Place Hospice, 429 South Market Street, Martinsburg, PA 16662. Online Condolences may be made at www.akersfuneralchapel.com

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