Wanda Yvonne Foster

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Wanda Yvonne Foster, 73, Nevada, Mo., passed from this life on May 22, 2015, at her home, in Nevada, following a short illness. Wanda was born on Sept. 22, 1941, in Weaubleau, Mo., to Elsie Richard and Myrtle Columbine (Swopes) Allen, the oldest of 10 children. She was united in marriage to Raymond L. Foster on June 16, 1959, in Colorado Springs, Colo., and he survives of the home.

Wanda was raised in Weaubleau and attended school there and in Collins, Mo. In 1954 she along with her family moved to Colorado where she lived for a number of years. Following her marriage to Raymond they lived in various places while he was employed by the Airline. In 1989, they made Nevada their permanent home. Wanda began working at Farm & Home in 1990 and continued working there until her retirement from U.S. Bank in 2011.

In addition to her husband, Raymond, survivors include three children, Stewart Foster, Houston, Texas, Robert Foster and his wife, Myra, Cuidad Del Carmen, Mexico, and Andrea Foster of the home; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Richard Allen and his wife, Connie, Nevada, Dennis Allen and his wife, Carleta, Bells, Texas, Lynn Allen and his wife, Pam, Butler, Mo., and Randy Allen and his wife, Debbie, Decatur, Ala.; five sisters, Rita Klopfenstein, Yukon, Okla., Joyce Dulier, Nevada, Bernadine George and her husband, Bob, Pleasant Hill, Mo., Anita Rolando and her husband, Tony, Nevada, and Connie Allen, Nevada; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Deborah Ledbetter in 2015, and her parents.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 27, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada. Interment will follow in Moore Cemetery, Nevada. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the family in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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