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HELEN L. BESTMAN
Helen L. "Lum" Bestman, 88, of the Good Samaritan Home, passed away at 7:27 a.m. Saturday (February 24, 2018) at Good Samaritan Home.
Born September 5, 1929 in Oakwood, Missouri, Helen was the daughter of Everett and Marguerite Kinder Fast. She married Donald Sprague on August 27, 1950 in Salem, Arkansas. He preceded her in death on November 1, 1955. She married John H. Bestman on November 10, 1961 in Payson, Illinois. He preceded her in death on October 2, 2015.
Helen was a former member of Cedar Crest Country Club where she enjoyed golfing and playing cards. Most recently, she enjoyed volunteering at Good Samaritan Home and keeping herself and other residents active with social activities and events.
A graduate of Seymour High School in Payson, Helen was employed at Motorola for 23 years until their closing.
Surviving are many nieces and nephews, including Cindy Cameron (Rex) of Holton, KS.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; a daughter in infancy; three brothers, Chuck Fast, Gene Fast and Chet Fast; and a sister, Milburn Fast Kinder.
Cremation has been accorded to Helen. Private memorial services and inurnment will be in Quincy Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to the Good Samaritan Home.
Arrangements are in the care of Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.