Helen Foster


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Posted Online: Nov. 11, 2012, 10:09 pm
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Helen E. Foster, 87, of Milan, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at St. Anthony's Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Rock Island.

Cremation rites were accorded. A private inurnment will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made in care of the QC Animal Welfare Center, 724 2nd Ave. W., Milan, IL 61264, or to the American Lung Association, 5030 38th Ave., Moline, IL 61265. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island, assisted the family.

Helen was born on Dec. 19, 1924, in Rock Island, a daughter of Leslie and Elizabeth Purshell Snyder. She married Leroy Foster on July 3, 1971, in Orion. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include her special nieces, Elizabeth (Bruce) Hill, Taylor Ridge, and Sandra (Larry) Newberry, Rock Island; eight other nieces and nephews; 16 great-nieces and nephews; many great-great- and great-great-great-nieces and nephews; stepdaughter, Judy Becraft, Washington, Ill.; five stepgrandchildren; and sister-in-law, Marge Snyder, East Moline.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; sister, June; three brothers, Albert, Leslie and Frank; and stepson, Ron Foster.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com.














 



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