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Clara L. Foster

Clara Lucille Ginger Foster, 85, of Forreston, died on Saturday June 29, 2019 at FHN Memorial Hospital, Freeport. 

She was born on May 25, 1934 in East Peoria, the daughter of Joseph Andrew and Estella Marie (Berg) Ausmus. 

She married David W. Ginger on Aug. 27, 1954 in Lee County. He died on October 13, 1996. 

She then married Emmitt D. Foster on Feb. 19, 1999 in Adeline. he died on Jan. 5, 2013. 

She worked at Neighbors Nursing Home, Byron, and Burgess Battery, Freeport. 

Surviving are two sons, David A. (Sandy) Ginger, of Monroe Center, and Richard A. (Betty) Ginger, of Polo; three daughters, Estella (James) Miller and Barbara (Clyde) Hull, both of Forreston, and Bonnie (John) Oltmanns of Polo; a sister, Margaret Goudy, of Cuba, Illinois; eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Clara was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, five brothers, one sister, and one great-grandchild. 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 6 at 10:30 a.m. at Burke Tubbs Funeral Home, Forreston. Rev. Dr. Matthew Rosebrock will officiate. 

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. also at Burke Tubbs, Forreston. 

Burial will be in Adeline Cemetery.

A memorial has been established. Please sign Clara's guestbook and share a remembrance at

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