Karen Marie Best

Honored by:Honored by her three loving daughters: Debra Herzog, Bonnie LeBar and Kimberley Wendt
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January 1942-October 1992

Our mother was one of the most important persons in our lives. She was supportive, caring, loving, nurturing, and forgiving. No one will ever take her place in our hearts.

Karen was an ISU Alumni receiving her degree in Hotel/Restaurant Management. She began working for RHW Development Company upon graduation in 1987 as an Assistant Account manager for Residence Inn by Marriott. Within two years she had worked her way up the "corporate ladder" and had been promoted to General Manager of their KCI facility in Kansas City, Missouri. Karen was proud of her accomplishments and she continued to work throughout her fight with cancer until she passed away.

Our mother will always be remembered by us and all who knew her as a fighter and as someone who knew how to make the most out of one's life. We hope that one day we can become the women and mother we grew to love.