Nancy E. Best, age 65, of Chambers Avenue, Greenville, passed away Monday morning, December 15, 2016 in UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh. 

She was born in Greenville on May 27, 1951 to Ralph O. and Ruby M. (Sump) Best.  She was 1969 graduate of Greenville High School and a 1973 graduate of West Virginia University with a B.S. in Recreation and Parks.  For 28 years Nancy had been employed at St. Paul's as the Activities Director. 

She was a member of First Baptist Church, Greenville, the Italian Home Club, Greenville Family Moose Center # 276 and the V.F.W. #3374 Auxiliary.  An avid Steelers and college football fan, she also enjoyed playing as well as coaching women's softball in the Greenville area. 

Nancy is survived by a sister, Kate Hubbell of Osgood, Indiana and two nieces, Angela and Marsha Hubbell.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Cremation was chosen and a private gathering will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date.  Burial of cremains will be in America's Cemetery, Hermitage. 

All arrangements are under the direction of Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA.



  1. Jeri Saal Jeri Saal
    December 7, 2016    

    Rest in Peace Nancy. Will be always cheering on WVU.

  2. Mary Lou Cowher Mary Lou Cowher
    December 7, 2016    

    May Nancy be at peace with her mom and dad. I worked with Nancy for many years and have many fond memories of her, Ralph and Ruby and Ruby’s fantastic sticky buns

  3. Joy Peterson Joy Peterson
    December 7, 2016    

    So sad to hear of Nancy’s passing. She was so dedicated to Ruby. I’m sure Ruby was waiting to greet her with a smile and a plate of sticky buns. Rest in peace, Nancy. You will be missed.

  4. Carole Magargee Carole Magargee
    December 7, 2016    

    Rest in peace “Pance” You are out of pain and will be sadly missed

  5. Carol Euard Carol Euard
    December 7, 2016    

    I remember Nancy and me playing football in my side yard. Rest in peace

  6. Sharon and Val Ridenour Sharon and Val Ridenour
    December 7, 2016    

    We had a lot of fun playing softball together. Many laughs

  7. Vernon & Betty Johnston & Family Vernon & Betty Johnston & Family
    December 7, 2016    

    Rest in peace Nancy. May you find comfort in Gods arms. The “Vernon” Johnston Family.

  8. Susanna Westover Susanna Westover
    December 7, 2016    

    God be with you Pance. I will remember all of the good times. Twigs

  9. Ronda Ronda
    December 7, 2016    

    My sympathy to the family and may you rest in peace Nancy now that you are free from pain..

  10. Linda Jo Royal Linda Jo Royal
    December 8, 2016    

    May you rest in peace, Nancy; I loved you as a friend & co-worker @ St. Paul Homes, & as a member of the Post 3374 Greenville VFW Auxiliary; the Pgh. Steelers & West Virginia U. never had a stauncher fan than you. Rest quietly in Jesus’s arms, Girlfriend..

  11. Kathy Murphy Kathy Murphy
    December 8, 2016    

    I worked with Nancy for many years at St. Paul’s and have many great and funny memories of working with her. She loved her family and talked lovingly of her nieces. May she now rest in peace. Go WVU!

  12. B. B.
    December 8, 2016    

    we will miss you.

  13. Sandy and Ed Slavic Sandy and Ed Slavic
    December 8, 2016    

    Rest in peace Panse no more pain and no more sorrow.

  14. Bill Madura Bill Madura
    December 8, 2016    

    RIP Nancy. Always enjoyed our conversations concerning Our Steelers at the Magi

  15. JH JH
    December 10, 2016    

    RIP Nancy you will truly be missed, all our little talks and we will sure miss ur smiling face and all the laughs you would bring to us. Will miss your costumes and entertainment for sure, you loved to make people laugh and put smiles on their faces and inside you were hurting so bad but never let on………. You were such a awesome person………fly high my friend free from pain and all lifes troubles they are behind you now….

  16. Anonymous Anonymous
    December 11, 2016    

    I miss you! I so much wanted to hug you and catch up at our 50th reunion…
    I really wish we hadn’t ended up living so far away from each other. It would have been fun seeing each other more often and growing older together.
    Through the years, my dad always filled me in after he saw you at St. Paul’s. He loved playing music for the residents there, but he also really loved seeing you and visiting with you when he was there.
    I spent a lot of time at your house during high school, and I have so many special memories of you and your parents and our escapades! You were such a good friend.
    Again, I will miss you terribly. So many of us will miss you! The memories I have make me smile, though, and for that I am grateful.
    Love you! I’ll never forget you!
    Mary Martha

  17. Anonymous Anonymous
    December 22, 2016    

    Nancy was a good friend, and the best elf in greenville…she will be surely missed…. a good, pure hearted woman…

  18. Tom Spargo Tom Spargo
    January 16, 2017    

    My deepest sympathy to the family. I have always been very fond of Nancy and will miss our sports talks. I am happy for her now as she is no longer in any pain and is at peace.

  19. hazel hazel
    February 8, 2017    

    I am so sorry for your loss. There are heart-warming and encouraging promises from the Bible that can bring much comfort and hope and strength to your family at this most difficult time. Perhaps reflecting on these scriptures will give you what’s needed to assure your family of God’s love: Job 14:14,15; Psalms 55:22; Psalms 94:19; Isaiah 25:8, Acts 24:15; Revelation 21:4.

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