Earl Calvin Foster

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Earl Calvin Foster, 93, of Nevada, passed away on Monday, June 10, 2019, at the Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. Calvin was born on June 22, 1925, in Pocahontas, Iowa, to Earl W. and Pearlie Wilma (Hawkins) Foster. In January of 1944 he was married to Wilma A. Hope and she preceded him in death in 2017.

Calvin was raised in Iowa and the Bronaugh, Mo., area. He also lived north of Fort Scott, Kan., for a time while growing up. Calvin farmed and was a self-employed carpenter all his adult life. In addition, he served as pastor for several area churches including the Sulphur Springs Baptist Church, Deerfield Baptist Church, Walker Baptist Church, and the Iantha and Bronaugh Baptist Churches. Calvin was an avid coon hunter for many years.

Survivors include his three daughters, Marilyn Yazel, Nevada, Carolyn Frye, Fort Scott, and Pam Brown, Nevada; eight grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Joanna Woody, Garland, Kan., and Barbara Simmons, of Texas. Calvin was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma in 2017; his parents, one sister Flo Willard, a son-in-law, Richard Yazel in January of 2019, an infant grandchild; and an infant great-grandchild.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 12, at Newton Burial Park in Nevada with the Rev. Hubert Fox officiating.

Contributions may be made in Calvin’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association in care of Ferry Funeral Home 301 S. Washington, Nevada.

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