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408 Front Street
Marietta, OH 45750
Phone: 740-373-1111
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Maxine Best

Maxine Carol Best (Brooker)

Saturday, September 1st, 1962 - Sunday, August 11th, 2019
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Obituary

Maxine C. Best, 56, of Marietta, Ohio, died Sunday, August 11, 2019 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on September 1, 1962 in Marietta to Louis David and Ruth Ellen Doebereiner Brooker.

Maxine was a 1980 graduate of Marietta High School, where she was the Valedictorian, and a 1992 graduate of Ohio University. She had worked for Marietta Ignition for many years and American Producers for the last 8 years. Maxine was a member of The Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption, where she was one of the managers of BINGO, and taught RCIA and Sunday Religious Education. She enjoyed reading, gardening, cooking, crossword puzzles, caring for family and sharing her faith.

She is survived by her parents of Marietta; her husband, Larry D. Best, whom she married on September 14, 1996; two sons, Justin and Nathan; siblings, Denver Brooker of Cleveland, Ohio, Myron Brooker (Barbara) of Marietta, and Janice Brooker of Cincinnati, Ohio; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at The Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption, with The Rev. John Michael Campbell celebrating. Burial will follow in New St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home, with a Vigil service at 3:00 p.m.

Maxine's family would like to thank all the doctors and staff that provided loving care from Marietta Memorial Hospital, Strecker Cancer Center and Marietta Home Nursing & Hospice. Donations may be directed to the Basilica Foundation or to Strecker Cancer Center.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples
    Address
    408 Front Street
    MARIETTA, OH 45750
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    There will be a Vigil service held at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
  • Second Visitation

    Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples
    Address
    408 Front Street
    MARIETTA, OH 45750
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  • Mass

    Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    The Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption
    Address
    506 Fourth Street
    MARIETTA, OH 45750
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    Officiant
    The Rev. Msgr. John Michael Campbell
  • Interment

    Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    New St. Mary's Cemetery
    Address
    Address Not Available
  • Reception

    Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 | 11:30am
    When
    Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 11:30am
    Location
    The Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption
    Address
    506 Fourth Street
    MARIETTA, OH 45750
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    Will follow services at the cemetery.

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Tom and Susan Kuhn

Posted at 08:04am
I am very sorry to hear about your loss. Maxine was very involved in the church. I always remember her family attending 10 am Mass on Sundays and here son Justin being in the choir. I know they will miss her very much.
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Jonathan and Chelsea Hebb

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Our deepest sympathies. It was always a true pleasure working with Maxine! The best ever combination of personality and professionalism
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