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Helen L. Foster

Helen L. Foster, 86, of Cairo, Missouri, passed away on August 27, 2021, at her home. Helen was born June 4, 1935, to Ralph William and Mary Ann (Lucas) Powers in Excello, Missouri. Helen graduated Cairo High School in 1952. She was a member of the Jacksonville/Cairo Unity Church. She joined Cairo #180 Order of Eastern Star in 1980. She served as District Deputy Grand Matron in 2002, Grand Representative of Colorado in 2005, and Grand Warder in 2008. She loved to spend time in her flower beds, where you could often find her enjoying the beauty. She also enjoyed helping her husband on the family farm working the cattle with him.  Her biggest loves were her children and grandchildren. Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas L. Foster; grandsons: Chad Foster and Calvin Dunn; sisters: Martha Ann Clemens and Nancy Jo Espenschied. Survivors include her children: Patricia Louise (Buck) of Macon, Missouri, Janet Kay (John) of Cairo, Missouri, Robert Thomas of Cairo, Missouri, and David Ralph (Sara) of Stephens City, Virginia; grandchildren: Leslie Muncy, Heather Dunn, John Johnston, Joseph Peart, Jessica Stacks, Aaron Foster, Cory Foster, Brandon Foster, Stephanie Foster, Jennifer Justice, Ryan Foster, and Melissa Burke; as well as 19 great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law; sister-in-law, cousins; nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Children’s, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Florida 33607 or Jacksonville/Cairo Unity Church, P.O Box 88, Cairo, Missouri, 65239. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Helen L. Foster please visit our Sympathy Store.

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Helen was one of those sweet ladies who had a cheerful personality and a smile for you. She was a loving mother who worked hard on the farm, took good care of her kids, and baked fluffy heavenly bread. She could be counted upon to bring some delicious dishes to the "Community Meetings" we all enjoyed. You had to live west of Cairo to know what those were. God will have many crowns for this wonderful lady. I extend sympathy to the family. Norma Cochran Johnston

Norma Johnston Sep 3 2021 12:00 AM

Wow! What a lady. I am truly blessed to have had a year of fun with Helen as we traveled the State of Missouri as Grand Officers in Eastern Star in 2008. She was so much fun and so caring. I'm sure she is wearing our dress as she leaves this early world. Linda Lampkin The "Queen". Appleton City

Linda lampkin Sep 3 2021 12:00 AM

The Holland family, Joe, MaryJo,Matthew purchased the Peace, Prayers & Blessings - Pink and White for the family of Helen L. Foster.

The Holland family, Joe, MaryJo,Matthew Sep 1 2021 12:00 AM