Flossie C. Best
A 79-year-old Corydon woman died Monday morning, June 17, after being involved in a motor vehicle crash Saturday morning in Corydon.
Flossie C. Montgomery Best died at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, where she was admitted following the crash.
Police said the accident occurred at 9:48 a.m. at the intersection of Federal Drive and S.R. 135 after Best failed to stop for a red light and was hit by another car.
Officer Mike Deatrick of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Dept. said Best was traveling east on Federal Drive. Her Buick Century was struck on the passenger side by a Hyundai Sonata driven by William S. Poteet, 24, Leitchfield, Ky., as he traveled north on S.R. 135.
Poteet was not injured in the crash, but a passenger, Amy Poteet, 20, had minor bleeding from her lower leg, Deatrick said.
Both Poteets and Best were wearing seat belts, police said.
Best was a native of Harrison County, born Feb. 10, 1923, the daughter of the late Leonard and Christina (Tena) Swartz Curts. She was a member of Old Capitol United Methodist Church in Corydon.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Norman Montgomery and Dan Best.
Survivors include a son, Norman Montgomery of Lenoir City, Tenn.; four daughters, Bonnie McCollum and Paulette Kirkham, both of Corydon, Janice Smith of English and Joyce Perkins of Louisville; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Wednesday, June 19, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Thursday, June 20, after 8 a.m. at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon.
Funeral: Thursday, June 20, at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home with burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Corydon.
Officiants: The Revs. Charles Wilfong and Richard Ryan.
Pallbearers: Billy McCollum Jr., Bobby Smith Jr., Norman, Dale and Michael Smith, and Danny Kirkham.