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Olive E. Foster

Funeral services for Olive E. Foster, 92, of Champaign, will be at noon, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at Bethel AME Church, 401 E. Park, Champaign.

Pastor Larry D. Lewis will officiate.

fosterVisitation will be one hour before the service at the church.

Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Champaign.

Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home, 201 N. Elm, Champaign, is handling arrangements.

Mrs. Foster passed away at 1:15 p.m., Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at Champaign County Nursing Home, Urbana.

She was born March 12, 1922, in Lincoln, Ill., a daughter of Fort and Bessie (Meyers) Wesley.

Mrs. Foster is survived by a son, Maurice McKinley, of Champaign, three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, and two brothers.

Mrs. Foster was a licensed practical nurse and was employed by Burnham City Hospital, Champaign, for 18 years. She was a member of Bethel AME Church. She enjoyed spending time with friends at Douglass Community Senior Citizens Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to her church.

View the online obituary and send condolences to the family at www.HeathandVaughn.com.


To the family of Olive Foster,

I want to offer my sympathy to you. I worked with Olive at Burnham Hospital when I first got out of nursing school in the 1970’s. We worked 3-11 on the orthopedic floor. Olive was so patient with all of the new nurses. She was always calm and gave good advice. She had such a good sense of humor. I really enjoyed working with her. The last time I talked to her was shortly after she lost her leg. Even then she had a positive attitude. She was very proud of her family and talked frequently about her son and granddaughters. My sympathy to you on your loss.

Janet Lathrop
Arcola, Illinois