In Memory

Virginia Foster

Virginia Canan Foster, 82, passed away at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at her home with her family by her side.

She was born in Lafayette, Ind., on Jan. 16, 1930, the daughter of the late Richard Dean and Inez (Richardson) Canan.

On July 29, 1950, Ginny married Dennison D. Foster Jr. in Lafayette, Ind. He survives.

She graduated from Stephens Jr. College and attended Purdue University, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. She was a past president of the Junior Service League of Alton, an active Red Cross volunteer, and a longtime member of Community Service League. Ginny also was a member of P.E.O. Chapter GG and First Presbyterian Church.

In addition to her husband, Denny Foster, she is also survived by two daughters, Ann Lukes and husband, Rob, of Carmel, Ind. and Sarah Kee and husband, Bob, of Kerrville, Texas; five grandchildren, Elizabeth, Melissa and Nicholas Lukes, Tyler Kee and Anne Kee. She will be fondly remembered also by her caregiver, Laura Morgan, and husband, Wayne.

She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant daughter and infant son, and her sister, Elizabeth Canan Heath.

There was a Celebration of Life on February 4, 2012, at First Presbyterian Church in Alton.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ginny's name may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Alton or BJC Hospice.

Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.