Beverly A. "Bev" Foster

PAXTON — Beverly A. "Bev" Foster, 66, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, after battling a lengthy illness.

A public visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Paxton Church of Christ, 400 W. Ottawa Road, Paxton. A celebration of her life will follow at 11:30 a.m. at the church, with family friend and pastor Dr. Shan Caldwell officiating. Graveside services and a luncheon will immediately follow the celebration of her life. Baier Family Funeral Services in Paxton is handling the arrangements.

Mrs. Foster was born in Paxton on Feb. 20, 1952. On Nov. 28, 1962, she accepted Christ and was baptized into the Christian faith at the Paxton Church of Christ. She graduated from Paxton High School in 1970. On Dec. 18, 1971, she married Charles "Chuck" Foster and started what would become her pride and life’s legacy — her children and grandchildren.

Surviving are her husband of 47 years; their children, Sean Foster (Dayla) and Tracie Foster Blue (Justin); six grandchildren, Savannah, Noah, Alyssa, Joshua, Emma and Averie; her sister, Lisa (Troy) Thorndyke; and several nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother.

In addition to working in the family business for more than a decade, Mrs. Foster’s life was filled with her favorite hobbies, which included motorcycle road trips, bowling, crafting, knitting, gardening, television, family texting, games and traveling with her husband, children and grandchildren. She was a passionate volunteer for the Paxton PTA, Girl Scouts and her church.

Mrs. Foster was a loyal advocate and defender of her family. She was always the life of the party with her contagious laughter and sense of humor, which only grew as grandchildren were born into the family. When advice was sought, she would support her family and friends with wise life encouragement.

Memorial donations in memory of her life can be made to the American Lung Association or an organization of the donor’s choice.

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