Wannetta H. Best

October 21, 1943December 27, 2012

Branchport, NY

Wannetta H. Best, 69, of Prattsburgh-Friend Rd., passed away at home on December 27, 2012.

Family and friends may call at the Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, 201 E. Elm St., Penn Yan, NY on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Wannetta’s funeral service will follow at 2:00pm at the funeral home. Burial will be at the convenience of the family at Italy Hill Cemetery.

Wannetta was born on October 21, 1943 in the town of Milo, NY to the late Willis & Janett Covert Corbitt. She had worked as a waitress at the Penn Yan Diner and enjoyed volunteering at the Once Again Shop. Wannetta was very family oriented, family was her everything!!

She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Francis W. Best; children, Johanna (Robert) Bryan, Timothy (Shannon) Hill, Andrew (Tiffany) Best, Christine Kesel; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins; siblings, Dora (Al) Pulver, Pearl (Kenneth) Allison, Dorothy (Patrick) Lochner, Carvey Corbitt. Wannetta was predeceased her sons Richard & Willis Hill; siblings, Butch Corbitt, Cora Swarts.

Family and friends may sign the guestbook at


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 2, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 2, 2013

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Robert & Lisa Kriegar

January 24, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We're so very sorry for your loss.

January 4, 2013

Sorry to hear about Wannetta's passing. I enjoyed working with her at the PY Diner. I shared many memories with her. Her whole life was her kids. You will be welcomed with opened arm at the gate. God Bless.
Dick and Maureen Jepsen

Ed and Cookie Brown

January 3, 2013

Dear Billy and family, We are so sorry for the passing of Wannetta. We didn't know about it. She was always a great person. She is with the rest of the family know.
Ed and Cookie Brown

Kevin and Pam Fingar

January 3, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

Jo Elward

January 2, 2013

Thinking about all of you!! Sooo sorry for your loss!! xoxo

Shirley Orr

January 2, 2013

Sorry for your loss ..She will be missed by many..Thoughts and Prayers to the Family.. Shirley Orr and Family

Justin Fineron

January 2, 2013

No words can describe you but amazing! I am so blessed to have known you! You and grandpa Bill are the best people, and have the most amazing family.. All my thoughts and prayers are with you ALL! And will see you soon!

April Evans

January 2, 2013

Rest in peace my prayers are with everyone

Cheryl Clark

January 2, 2013

May you find comfort in the Lord's love at this difficult time. My heart and prayers are with your family.

Elaine Kenney

January 2, 2013

The best Mother-in-law in the whole world, I will miss her dearly.