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Obituary — Virgil R. Foster


August 18, 2006

Services for Virgil Ross Foster, 82, Eudora, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Eudora Assembly of God Church. Burial will follow in Eudora City Cemetery.

Mr. Foster died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Foster served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946 during World War II in the Canon Company, 14th Infantry, and attained the rank of staff sergeant. He worked as a heavy equipment operator at Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant in De Soto for 38 years and retired in 1989. He then worked for Coast to Coast Hardware in Eudora and Arrowhead Hardware in Baldwin. He was a member of Eudora Assembly of God Church, where he served as a deacon for 46 years. He was also a member of the Operating Engineers Local 6 in Kansas City, Mo., for 30 years. He was also a scoutmaster.

He married M. Maxine Phillips on Oct. 6, 1948, in Miami, Okla. She survives, of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Philip Foster, Kimberling City, Mo., and Larry Foster, Assaria; two daughters, Caroline Hicks, Shawnee, and Glenda Caldwell, Lawrence; a brother, Jack Foster, Lamar, Mo.; 20 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence, where the family will receive them from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

The family suggests memorials to the church, sent in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent at

A full obituary will appear in Thursday's issue of The Eudora News.

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