Thelma Sirena Mildred Foster, nee Young, 91, of Springfield, Ill., formerly of Smithton, Ill., born Nov. 7, 1924, in Allendale, Ill., passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at Heritage Healthcare, Springfield, Ill.
Mrs. Foster was a teacher before her retirement.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 17 years, Richard B. Foster, whom she married on July 29, 1980, and who died on August 22, 1997; and her parents, Orin H. and Nellie J., nee Meyers, Young.
Surviving are her two sons, George E. Troutt III of Taylorville, Ill., and Timothy L. Troutt of West Bend, Wis.; a grandchild, Robert D. Troutt; and a great-grandchild, Sirena E. Troutt.
Memorials may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Mrs. Foster donated her body to Washington University School of Medicine.
GEORGE RENNER & SONS FUNERAL HOME, Belleville, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Mar. 13, 2016