Nelson Foster, 54, of Lamar, Mo., died Dec. 9, 2003, at his residence of a short illness. He was born on May 21, 1949 in Lamar, Mo., to the late Harold Foster and surviving mother Jean Foster of Lamar, Mo. He married Connie Foster on May 20, 1972, in Everton, Mo., she survives of the home.
He was a lifelong area resident. He was the owner/operator of Foster Iron in Lamar, Mo. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1971. He was of the Methodist faith.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Aaron and Troy Foster, Lamar, Mo., and Justin Foster, of the home; one daughter, Haley Cendroski, Lamar, Mo; six grandchildren; and his maternal grandmother, Alice Rives, Iantha, Mo. He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Foster; and one sister, Nancy Sells.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 12, at Iantha Cemetery in Iantha, Mo. Visitation is from 8:30 a.m., till service time at the Lohmeyer-Konantz Chapel, Lamar, Mo. Memorials can be made to the organization of the donor's choice in care of the funeral home.