Nathan Best

Livingston, Illinois

Feb 11, 1980 – Aug 5, 2019


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LIVINGSTON — Nathan Michael Best, 39, formerly of Livingston, Illinois, died on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019 in Sikeston, Missouri due to a traffic accident. He was born on Monday, Feb. 11 1980, in Springfield, Illinois, the son of Michael and the late Terri (Mattingly) Best.

Nathan is survived by his wife, Ashley; three children, Robert, Jackson, and Trinity Best; his father, Michael Best; a sister Kelly (Anthony) Costa; a nephew, Alexander Krone; and a niece, Isabella Costa.

Along with his mother, he was preceded in death by a sister, Stacey Lynne Best; a brother, Timothy Michael Best; and a nephew, Michael Vincent Costa.

Nathan was a lifelong St. Louis Blues fan. He was ecstatic to finally see his Blues win the Stanley Cup in 2019.

A candlelight vigil will be held at the Bethalto Park in Bethalto, Illinois on Monday, Aug. 12 at 8 p.m. A memorial service will be held at the First Assembly of God in Sikeston on Friday, Aug. 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by a luncheon.

Local funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17 11 a.m. with a memorial Mass at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Livingston. A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17 10-10:45 p.m. at the church.

Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery next to his mother, sister, brother and nephew, and will be followed by a luncheon in the church hall.

The Lesicko Funeral Home in Livingston is privileged to take care of local arrangements for Nathan Best and his family.

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Nathan was a kind, loving soul taken too soon.

To the Best Family. Please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one.

REST IN PEACE NATHAN and to the family you are in my prayers.

So sorry to hear the news. Our prayers are with your family.