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Laoka Jane Foster
Laoka Jane Foster, 80, of Taylorville, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 8:38 a.m. at her residence in Taylorville. She was born May 4, 1935 in Taylorville, IL, the Daughter of Bennie and Juanita (Lamb) Hill. She married Wayne A. Foster on June 19, 1959 in the Buckeye United Methodist Church in Rural Owaneco, IL and he later preceded her in death on September 8, 2007. She worked as a homemaker.
She is survived by her Sons: Tim Monahan (James Reeves II) of Springfield, IL; Daughter: Leila Foster of Laurel Hill, FL; Grandchildren: Lyndsey Foster of Springfield, IL; Brother: Ben (Lynda) Hill; Sisters: Ivaloue Ashbrook, Clarrenna (Merrill) Bland, Bennita (Ed) Brower; Sisters-in Law: Sharon Riva of Mt. Zion, IL; Doris Allen of Taylorville, IL; Brother-in-law: James Richter of Taylorville, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Husband: Wayne A. Foster, Sister Louada Richter Brother-in-laws: James Ashbrook, Leland Allen, Reylar Riva.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Becky Lembke officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL. Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 16, 2016 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville will be assisting the family with arrangements.
Sorry to hear about Laoka's passing.
Bob & Sue Smith Feb 17 2016 12:00 AM
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Hill family. Growing up in Buckeye Prairie was special and our families had great times together though Church, 4-H, and working together in a farm community. Laoka and her sisters and brother Ben were key in my life as they taught me how to water ski on Lake Springfield. The Hill family was nice enough to invite me to join them after Church of course. It is sad to see our friends leaving this world but we know she is in a better place. Remember the good times as I know there are many.
Paul Dean and Maggie Wilhour Feb 17 2016 12:00 AM
Bennita and family: Sorry to hear of your sister passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Bill and Janet Wareham Reller
William& Janet Wareham Reller Feb 16 2016 12:00 AM
I am so sorry to hear about your mom. You have my deepest sympathy. I always have found memories of her when I think back to our childhood. She was a loving and wonderful lady. May God bless and comfort you and your brother.
Penny (Bedinger) Mann Feb 16 2016 12:00 AM
My thoughts and prayers. May you find peace in that she has gone to a better place. Hugs to you all.
Holly J. Beard Feb 16 2016 12:00 AM
Tim, James, and Family
We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. No one can prepare you for a loss; it comes like a swift wind.
May you take comfort in knowing that Laoka is now resting in the arms of our Lord and know that you now have a Guardian Angel to watch over you.
Just remember that a person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on.
I'm here if you need me.
Love & Prayers
Mary Robison-Pratt & Steven Pratt
Mary Robison-Pratt Feb 15 2016 12:00 AM
Sorry to see Laoka has passed on to a better place. We are disappearing one by one. I have fond memories of going home after church with Ivalou and playing with her family. Still miss Juanita.
Rosella Brookens Feb 15 2016 12:00 AM
Sending my sincere sympathy Tim to you and your family on the loss of your mother. May your memories bring you peace and comfort in the days to come.
Rita Altman Feb 15 2016 12:00 AM