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Virgil R. Foster

August 24, 2006

Virgil R. Foster

Services for Virgil Ross Foster, 82, Eudora, were Monday, Aug. 21, at Eudora Assembly of God Church. Burial was in Eudora City Cemetery.

Mr. Foster died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born Jan. 17, 1924, in Golden City, Mo., the son of John William and Romola Caroline Leivan Foster. He graduated from Golden City High School in 1942 and attended Missouri University.

Mr. Foster served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946 during World War II in the Canon Company, 14th Infantry, and attained the rank of staff sergeant.

He worked as a heavy equipment operator at Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant in De Soto for 38 years and retired in 1989. He then worked for Coast to Coast Hardware in Eudora and Arrowhead Hardware in Baldwin City.

He was a member of Eudora Assembly of God Church, where he served as a deacon for 46 years. He was also a member of the Operating Engineers Local 6 in Kansas City, Mo., for 30 years. In addition, he was a Scoutmaster.

He married M. Maxine Phillips on Oct. 6, 1948, in Miami, Okla. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Philip Foster, Kimberling City, Mo., and Larry Foster, Assaria; two daughters, Caroline Hicks, Shawnee, and Glenda Caldwell, Lawrence; a brother, Jack Foster, Lamar, Mo.; 20 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Sonia Marie Foster, died Aug. 4, 1989.

The family suggests memorials to the church, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260, Lawrence 66044.

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