Elvin J. Foster


March 3, 2017 - 12:00 AM

Elvin Foster, 94, Lone Elm, passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Windsor Place, Iola.
Elvin was the second of two children born to Harry and Bertha (Jones) Foster. He was born on the Foster family farm near Lone Elm on March 30, 1922. Elvin attended a country grade school and then one year at the Lone Elm High School. Elvin was a veteran of the US Army Air Corps. He served stateside as an aircraft maintenance inspector during World War II from 1942 to 1945.
On Aug. 8, 1942, he married Virginia Rose in Iola. This union was blessed with two children. Elvin was a farmer, in addition to owning and operating Foster’s Insurance Agency. Elvin was a member the Kincaid Masonic Lodge No. 338, Fort Scott Scottish Rite and the Mirza Shrine, Pittsburg. He was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Golden Rod Chapter No. 163.
Elvin was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia, on April 26, 2009; his parents; and sister, Nadine Reed.
He is survived by his son, Robert Foster, Chesapeake, Va.; daughter, Linda Harvey and Randy Keller, Olathe; companion, Delma Nutz, Iola; seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service, Iola. Burial with military honors will follow in the Lone Elm Cemetery, Lone Elm.
The family will greet friends prior to the service from 1 to 2 o’clock at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society and may be left with the funeral home.

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