Kevin Best

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METAMORA - Kevin E. Best, 47, of Metamora, Ill., passed away on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at his residence.

He was born on May 15, 1966, in Peoria to Warren A. and Patricia J. (Jones) Best. He was married to Jennifer Duffee.

Surviving are three daughters, Kaitlyn, Eryn and Makayla all of Glen Carbon, Ill.; three brothers, Brian (Mari) Best of Roanoke, Dave (Amy) Best and Larry (Heather) Best, both of Metamora; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Becky Robinson; two brothers, Brad and Dean Best, and a niece, Kaylee Best.

Kevin was a 1984 graduate of Metamora Township High School. He served for eight years with the U.S. Marine Corps, six of those with the Drum & Bugle Corps. During that time, he performed a solo percussion performance for President Ronald Reagan.

He was an OTR truck driver for Brooks Transportation in Iowa for five years and was owner of his own trucking business for eight years. He then worked as a coal miner for five years for American Coal Company before his back injury.

Kevin was a tech guru who enjoyed time with his daughters, reading, online gaming and the Corps!

Cremation rites have been accorded, with burial of ashes at a later date. Mason Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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Mason Funeral Home
219 E Partridge St Metamora, IL 61548
(309) 367-2100
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Published in Peoria Journal Star on Dec. 12, 2013
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