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Orvil Johnston       Send a link to a friend

Archived Nov. 1, 2004

WAYNESVILLE -- Orvil R. Johnston, 80, of Waynesville, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2004, at 2:50 a.m. at the Christian Village in Lincoln.

His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, with Kurt Smith officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Waynesville.

Mr. Johnston was a retired farmer and a former employee of General Electric in Bloomington.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1945, during World War II.

He was born Jan. 31, 1924, in Continental, Ohio, to Orvil Ross and Edna Mae Bell Johnston. He married Edna Mae Carpenter on Dec. 14, 1947, in Logan County.

He is survived by one son, Bruce (and Marie) Johnston of Beason; one daughter, Connie (and Gordon) Hamblen of Waynesville; six grandchildren, Scott (and Jamie) Johnston of Chestnut, Marnie Hutchison of Clinton, Brandi (and Matt) Patterson of Lincoln, Wendy Garner of Littleton, Jake (and Amanda) Johnston of Lincoln and Philip (and Mary) Johnston of Waynesville; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was a member of the Waynesville United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to Waynesville American Legion Post 1189 or the Waynesville Library.

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Jack Foster       Send a link to a friend

Archived Nov. 1, 2004

LINCOLN -- Jack Foster, 77, of Lincoln died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004, at 10:40 p.m. at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Dan Wissman officiating.

Burial, with military rites, will be in Atlanta Cemetery.

Mr. Foster was a retired iron worker with Springfield Local 46.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1947.

He was born June 3, 1927, at Waynesville to Cecil and Fern Cole Foster. He married Doris Dengler on Jan. 31, 1948, in Atlanta.

He is survived by his wife, of Lincoln; two sons, Jack (and Debbie) Foster of Elkhart and Jeff Foster of Lincoln; one daughter, Jill (and Rodney) Alberts of Lincoln; four grandchildren, Amy, Jody, Heather and Jerad; two great-grandchildren; Aislynn and Jordy; and one great-great-grandchild, Niya.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and two sisters.

He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, American Legion Post 263 and Eagles Lodge 2708.

Memorials may be made to the church.

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