Madeline Lavern Foster

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Madeline Lavern Foster

December 15, 1932 - February 14, 2019

Madeline Lavern Foster Madeline Lavern Foster, age 86 of Clinton, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2019 at the Alverno Health Care Facility surrounded by her family. A private family service will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at the Pape Funeral Home. Burial will be in Clinton Lawn Cemetery.

Lavern was born in St. Joseph, Missouri on December 15, 1932, the daughter of Armond and Madeline (Schottel) Fry. She graduated from Clarksdale High School in Clarksdale, Missouri and majored in English for 2 years in college. Lavern married Robert Foster on December 15, 1951 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Bob passed away on January 26, 2012. Lavern was a proof reader at the Clinton Herald and later served as head of the Composing Department. She later was the receptionist for Dr. German in Lyons until her retirement in 1993. Lavern was a very active member of the First Baptist Church where she served as secretary of the board, taught Sunday school and was active with B.Y.F. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star, 55 Alive and the former Odeon Club. Lavern was an avid reader and enjoyed playing bridge and socializing with her friends.

Lavern is survived by a daughter, Beth (Bruce) Johnson of Chester, Virginia; a son, Keevin (Christy) Foster of Clinton; 7 grandchildren, Jennifer (Chris) Evoy, Charlotte Smith, Christopher (Krystal) Johnson, Gregory (Ashley) Johnson, Abbi (Joel) Triphan, Molli (Ryan) Mercer and Tony (Marsia) Foster; 16 great grandchildren and a sister, Phyllis (Fred) Vogt of Kerrville, Texas. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials to be given to First Baptist Church. Online condolences may be left at
Published on February 17, 2019
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Chris Savory Severson
Feb 20, 2019
Please know how very sorry I am to hear Mrs. Foster has died. I have such done memories of her and your family at First Baptist. Such a great place to grow up.
My thoughts and prayers are with all who loved her.
Barb and Tim Patterson
Feb 18, 2019
You are in our thoughts and prayers. We have such fond memories of your family.
Steve and Connie Fuglsang
Feb 18, 2019
Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Take care!
Craig and Kim Bergmann
Feb 18, 2019
Prayers to the family.
Stanley & Cindy Teal
Feb 18, 2019
Sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Prayers go out to the whole family.
Makayla, Joseph, and Jeremy Maxa
Feb 18, 2019
Prayers going out to all of you.
Deborah myrick
Feb 18, 2019
Sorry for your loss praying 🙏🏼 for your family