Gilbert G. Best Sr., 91 of Staunton, died Friday, September 11, 2020, at Heritage Health in Gillespie. He was born on October 12, 1928, in Staunton, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Grover D and Gertrude (Oehler) Best.
He married Anna Mae Karl on April 28, 1951, and she died on February 19, 1998. He worked as a self- employed farmer and worked at LaClede Steel in Alton for many years. Gilbert served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He is survived by three children, Linda A. Best, Gilbert G. (Cheryl) Best Jr. of Staunton, and Mary G. (Tom) Kroeger of Staunton; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Marietta Schnaare of Staunton; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Ruth Zirges.
Private family services will be held later. Memorials are suggested to the charity of the donor’s choice. Williamson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.