Goshen News, Goshen, IN


December 21, 2012

Dorothy S. Foster

Feb. 24, 1924-Dec. 20, 2012

 Dorothy S. Foster, 88, of Goshen died on Dec. 20 at Greencroft Healthcare, Goshen.  

A native of Goshen, she was the daughter of the late George Loyal and Nellie (nee. Ebersole) Sayles. She worked for General Telephone (now Verizon) in the Goshen, Elkhart and Fort Wayne offices retiring in 1978 after 37 years of service. After retirement, she lived 24 years in Bradenton, Florida where she served as a volunteer for the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, working her way through the ranks and finally serving as Florida State Commander in 1997-98. She returned to her hometown of Goshen in 2002 where she resided in Manor III at Greencroft.

She is survived by her children, Rita (Norman) Cassel, Greensboro, N.C.; William (Sherry) Lankford, Fort Wayne; and Sheila (Larry) Cook, Union, Mich.; one step-daughter Linda (Rick) Severns, Union, Mich.; four grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild; and one sister, Joan McGinnis of Florida.  

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Schuyler J. Foster; sister, Beulah (Pierre J.) Bigler; and brothers, Harold, Frank and Robert Sayles.  

Dorothy was a caring, generous person with a happy spirit and was loved by all who knew her.

A memorial service will be held at a later date, time and place to be determined.  

Arrangements by Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Homes, Wayne Street Chapel, 420 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne.  


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