Frances Jane (Beck) Foster

Frances Jane (Beck) Foster, 89, of Pottstown, Pa., formerly of Langhorne, Pa., passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Theron I. Foster, who died in 2008, with whom she shared 65 years of marriage.
Born in Lehighton, Pa., she was a daughter of the late George W. Beck and Maude (Frederick) Beck.
Mrs. Foster was a graduate of Lehighton High School. She worked for Eastern Aircraft during World War II. For 30 years, she owned and operated Foster's Mower Shop in Langhorne with her husband.
Her passion was her family, especially spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was an excellent baker and homemaker.
She is survived by one son, Theron C. Foster, of Arizona, and four daughters: Sharon, wife of Fred Marzano, of Quakertown, Pa., Pamela, wife of William Pizzichil, of Oley, Pa., Janet, wife of James Hett, of Pottstown, Pa., and Nanette, wife of Patrick McElhare, of Mertztown, Pa. She is also survived by a sister, Alberta Yenser, of Lehighton, Pa., 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Additionally, she's survived by nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012 at the Houck & Gofus Funeral Home, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, Pa. The Rev. Dr. Donald B. Eisenhauer will officiate.
Friends may call from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to either the , 625 W. Ridge Pike, Suite A100, Conshohocken, PA 19428-1190, or to the Tri County Home Health & Hospice, 13 Armand Hammer Boulevard, Suite 201, Pottstown, PA 19464.
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Houck and Gofus Funeral Home
955 North Charlotte Street Pottstown, PA 19464
Published in The Mercury on Dec. 2, 2012