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“With sympathy, Thinking of you at this sad time and sending Peace and LoveKim Harrison, JW ”
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“One of my favorite experiences was working with Lynda. Always full of curiosity and a big smile and eager to work on our projects.My sympathies to...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Sandra Halem - Kent, OH - Friend

“Dr. Best and family: My sympathies and prayers to you. (KSU '80) ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Janet Lingel Aldrich - Eastlake, OH

“My deepest condolences to the family. Bryan you and your family are in my prayers. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Patrick Hopkins - OH - Student

“I have nothing but very good things to say about Lynda Best. We were classmates and friends during our Masters program at Kent State during the years...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Robert M Brewster - Fairlawn, OH

“Brett: Keith and I are sending our thoughts to you and your family during this difficult time. I am so glad you got to spend some time with your...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Kelly McGinnis - Rock Hill, SC

“May the God Of peace give comfort, support and bless the family during this difficult time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences. Rom. 15:33 ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: TJ

“Offering our deepest sympathies during this time. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: The Staff of Bissler & Sons Funeral Home - OH

“You will be missed, Lynda. Your friends at Fresenius Kidney Care. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Fresenius Kidney Center Fresenius Kidney Center

Lynda W. Best, 79, of Kent, died Sunday, December 10, 2017, at UH Portage Medical Center.

She was born August 15, 1938 in West Chester, PA to Charles and Virginia (McConkey) Weaver. She received her Bachelors from Bucknell University in 1960 and her M.Ed. in 1977 from Kent State University. She was the Director of Adult Student Services at Kent State University for 25 years, retiring in 2001. Lynda was a member and Vice President of the National Association of Women Deans, Administrators and Counselors. She was on the Board of Directors of the Northern Ohio Bibliophilic Society (N.O.B.S.) and VP of Citizens for Quality Integrated Education in Seattle.

She is survived by her husband, James Joseph Best, whom she met at Tufts University in 1960 and married on August 25, 1961; sons, Bryan (Lori) Best of Kent and Brett (Gwen Daley) Best of Rock Hill, SC; grandson, Donald James "DJ" Best and brother, Rick Weaver of West Chester, PA.

Funeral services will be held at a later date at the Kent State University-Student Center. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Association for the Arts at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA 17837 Bissler & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory are handling the arrangements.