Obituary: Flora Beste


Flora Mae Beste, 91, of Nauvoo, entered into rest Aug. 23, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Aug. 17, 1928 to Albert and Eva Wilson.

Flora was a caregiver at heart. She served her church and her community doing anything to help others. Flora loved gardening, sewing and enjoyed singing.

Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 26, where burial followed in Williams Cemetery, Black Pond Community. Brother Thomas Curtis and Pastor Christopher Godfrey will officiate.

Flora is survived by her sons, Carl Alexander, Larry (Karen) Alexander, Don (Carol) Beste, and Richard (Shirley) Beste; daughters, Rose (Ronald) Curtis, Helen Rigsby, Carylon (Elmer) Kratz, DeAnna (Lonnie) Kennedy, and Sharon Schwan Khaus; sister, Fayrene (Carl) Simmons; and was “Grandma” to 19 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and 22 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edward Beste; sons, Seven Alexander and Charles Alexander; daughter, Imogene McCullar; sisters, Priscilla Meyers and Evlynn Shedd; and brothers, Henery Wilson and Woodrow Wilson.