Candis Ilene Foster, 95 of Avon, IL passed away Saturday May 24, 2014 4:15 pm at the Walker Nursing Home, Virginia, IL.
She was born February 18, 1919 in Greenbush Township, IL the daughter of Emmett F. and Fay Welsh Cutler. She married Leroy Owen Foster on December 30, 1939 in Burlington, IA.
She is survived by one daughter Shirley Riley of Springfield, IL and one step daughter Mrs. Martha Lee of Springfield, IL; those who called her grandma R.J. (Kim) Riley of Bushnell, IL, Fred Riley of Bushnell, IL, Dawn (Dan) Cuba of Ashland, IL, Gayla Mayfield of Fox Lake, IL and Ron (Ellen) Foster of Good Hope, IL, 4 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson; one brother Lewis (Muriel) Cutler of Galesburg, IL and one sister Francis (Don) Richmond of Weir, TX; nieces Lelianne Cutler of Avon, IL and Melissa (Joshua) Griffith of Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her parents ( Faye Lake and Emmitt Cutler), husband (Leroy Foster), dearest companion (Norman Helle), Step-mother (Gladys Hasley Cutler) 1 stepson, 2 sisters (Barbara Cutler and Faye Cutler), 1 brother (Marcus Cutler) 1 nephew (Mark Cutler).
The last time she was admitted in to the hospital the physician described her in the following words “the patient is a spry and ornery 95-year old female.”
She was a housewife, mother, did some waitress work and worked at the Avon Nursing Home. Before it was closed, she frequently volunteered at the Avon Nursing Home, playing cards, taking residents on trips, and giving of her time. She was born and raised and lived all of her life in the Avon community area. She spent the last two years- with a few less worries by her family- relaxing at Golden Acers in Canton, IL. She was a member of Modern Woodman, and a member of the Rebecca’s for 50 years. She loved working on jigsaw puzzles visiting neighbors, and playing cards- especially with all her friends at Ellisville.
Funeral service will be Saturday May 31, 2014 11:00 am at Corman Memorial Home Avon, IL, Family will receive friends Friday eve May 30, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 pm T Corman’s Avon, IL. Burial will be in the Avon Cemetery. Memorials may be made to her Memory. Please sign the online guestbook at www.cormanmh.com. Corman Memorial Home Avon, IL is in charge of the arrangements.