Thelma Foster

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Thelma Sirena Mildred Foster, nee Young, 91, of Springfield, IL, formerly of Smithton, IL, born November 7, 1924, in Allendale, IL, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at Heritage Healthcare, Springfield, IL.

Mrs. Foster was a teacher before her retirement.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 17 years, Richard B. Foster, whom she married on July 29, 1980, and who died on August 22, 1997; and her parents, Orin H. and Nellie J., nee Meyers, Young.

Surviving are her two sons, George E. Troutt III of Taylorville , Ill,
and Timothy L. Troutt of  West Bend, WI;
one grandchild, Robert D. Troutt;
and one great-grandchild, Sirena E. Troutt.

Memorials may be made to Belleville Area Humane Society.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Mrs. Foster donated her body to Washington University School of Medicine.

Condolences Left For Thelma Foster

Thelma was a fine lady. So classy and so very nice. She was a true friend of ours and of the entire neighborhood. She will be missed. We will never forget the fine music we heard coming through her open windows in the spring time. Her piano playing was beautiful. Heaven just acquired another angel.

Allen and Regina Kaispr, Smithton, Illinois, 62285


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