Opal Ilarie (Gardner) Foster

Born: Mon., Jul. 14, 1930
Died: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fri., Mar. 09, 2018
Location: Riverton Community Building

Private Committal

Location: Riverton Cemetery

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Opal I. Foster, age 87 of Riverton, IA passed away on January 26, 2018 while visiting her family in Naples, FL.

Opal was born on July 14, 1930 in Hamburg, IA; the daughter of Bert and Leona (Lundy) Gardner.  She graduated from Riverton High School with the class of 1948.  

On March 1, 1953 Opal was united in marriage to August “Augie” Foster in Riverton, IA.  He preceded her in death on March 1, 2015.

Opal was a loving wife and mother.  She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her children:  Ed Foster and wife Diane of Riverton, IA; Karen Vaughn and husband Ray of Ave Maria, FL and Sharon Mathis and husband Steve of Grinnell, IA; 7 grandchildren:  Jennifer Varellas and husband B.J. of Riverton, IA; Jason Foster and wife Stephanie of Sidney, IA; Jamie Jacobs and husband Brian of Sidney, IA; Julie Woodruff and husband Steve of Naples, FL; Jessica Loughlin and husband John of Everett, WA; Doug Mathis and wife Kelly of Cedar Rapids, IA and Jake Mathis and wife Amber of Lynnville, IA; 17 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren; sisters:  Thelma Johannes and husband Ray of Sioux City, IA and Carol Hiskett of Green Valley, AZ; nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

In addition to her husband, Augie Foster, Opal was preceded in death by her parents and siblings:  Everett Gardner, Clarence Gardner and Barb Gardner.

Private Graveside Services will be held at the Riverton Cemetery.

The family will greet friends from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 9, 2018 at the Riverton Community Building in Riverton, IA.

Memorials may be given to the Riverton Fire and Rescue.

Condolences may be left at www.gudefuneralhomes.com.

Shull-Gude Funeral Home in Riverton, IA is in charge of arrangements.

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