Marjorie "Ruth" Best died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 in St. Charles, Mo.

Marjorie was born in St. Louis, Mo., on Aug. 23, 1927, daughter of Theodore M. Johnson and Mattie A. Simpson, sister of Ullmon Johnson, Bertie Jackson, Mildred Kirkendoll, Amy Jo Schmidt, Oneida Pierucci and Jack Johnson.

She is survived by children, Charlotte (Donald) Staton, Barbara (Theodore) Patredis, Marjorie (Richard) Pundmann, John (Betty) Wakefield, Kenneth (Ginger) Wakefield, Beverly (Jorge) Saenz, and daughter-in-law Tracy Wakefield; grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, spouses John Wakefield, Rueben Knouse and Billy Best, her son Paul Wakefield and granddaughter Rhonda Crawford.

Interment was held Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 at 12 p.m. at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Hwy 65 North in Chillicothe, Mo.

Memorials may be made to donor's choice.