In Memory of Phyllis M. Foster

Phyllis M. Foster
Phyllis M. Foster
Born: June 16, 1921
Died: August 23, 2016
Age: 95
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Phyllis M. Foster
June 16, 1921 - August 23, 2016
From: Nevada, IA

Phyllis M. Foster, age 95, of Nevada, Iowa, died peacefully on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at Rolling Green Village Care Center in Nevada.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 1, 2016, at the First United Methodist Church in Nevada, with Pastor Chris Waddle officiating. Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to services.  Burial will follow in the Nevada Municipal Cemetery followed by a light luncheon back at the church. 

Phyllis was born on June 16, 1921, on the Shipley Road family farm south of Nevada to Leslie and Vera (Stratton) McBride.   Phyllis grew up in Nevada, spending the majority of her life there.  On October 24, 1942, she was united in marriage to Robert R. Foster in Columbus, Indiana.

Phyllis retired from Sundstrand in 1984. She loved all sports, especially when it involved a Nevada school team or the Iowa State Cyclones.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; her parents; and a daughter-in-law, Tonda Foster.

Survivors include two sons, Rod (Barb) Foster of Bloomington, MN, and Rick Foster of Cedar Falls; six grandchildren, Theresa (Mark) Foster, Jennifer (Brian) Lord, James (Kelly) Foster, Brandon Calvert, Jennifer Bertram, and Jessica Bertram; and five great-grandchildren, Lee, Benjamin, Andrew, William, and Connor.

Memorials in Phyllis’ name may be made to First United Methodist Church, 1036 7th Street, Nevada, IA  50201.

Ryan Funeral Home of Nevada has been entrusted with the care of Phyllis and her family.


Monday, August 29, 2016 at 11:46 AM
“Love, thoughts and prayers for all ”
- Janice (Olinger) Cook
Monday, August 29, 2016 at 11:46 AM
“My deepest sympathy for your loss. Try to recall the fond memories you have of Ms. Foster.
Those memories along with prayer to God for help in coping with her loss will be a source of
strength for you.
Psalm 62:8.”
- Beth
Monday, August 29, 2016 at 11:46 AM
“Rod and Barb - My heart goes out to you. You will be in my thoughts and prayers while you celebrate the life of your Mom. While I did not know her, I share my condolences and support as you adjust to life without her. God Bless you and your family. ”
- Monica Hamling
Friday, August 26, 2016 at 2:10 PM
“Rod-Rick So sorry to read about your mothers passing.
- Sue Stoeffler Streeter
Friday, August 26, 2016 at 2:10 PM
“Rick & Rod I send my heartfelt sympathy to you. I was thinking about your Mom and Keith Christy the other day and all the wonderful visits they had with my parents here in Burkburnett, TX. I came home June 2014 to bury my parents' ashes and stopped by your Mom's home but no one was there. Then I was home this summer and I would have stopped by to see your Mom if I had known she was in the nursing home. Beautiful memories of your parents' friendship with my parents will always be cherished. And Rick I also send my condolences in the loss of your wife. I lost my husband in 2015 so I can understand your depths of grief. My love to you both, Muggins ”
- Margit Reedholm Bale
Friday, August 26, 2016 at 2:09 PM
“Rod and Rick, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Your mother was do friendly to your friends and certainly is in our hearts and minds today.”
- Jim and Donna Cooper
Friday, August 26, 2016 at 2:09 PM
“So sorry to learn of your mother's death. She was always so proud of you boys.
Cousin Janet”
- Janet McBride Tyrrel
Friday, August 26, 2016 at 2:09 PM
“I got to know Phyllis at the doctor's office. I spent quite a bit of time visiting with Phyllis & really enjoyed it. She was so very proud of you boys, her grandchildren & her greats. I used to ask her to bring me photos so I could see how cute they were. She was from my mom's generation, & they were truly special ladies. We just lost a good one. Loved you, Phyllis.”
- Sheryl Olson
Friday, August 26, 2016 at 2:09 PM
“So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed chatting with her. Sending prayer & hugs. ”
- Doug & Renell Richter
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 11:20 AM
“Rick and Rod, I was so shocked to get a notice from Ryan's that your mom has passed away. We had some really good times together. I did not know until recently that she was at Rolling Green, or I would have gone to visit her. She was a special lady and friend. I called Phyllis Webb and she was going to let Richard know. I thought you were probably calling him anyway.(1-515-233-1132) She was as shocked as I was. Rick, you've had a double whammy with the death of Tonda too.. Thinking of and and praying for the family.”
- Shirley McBride
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 11:20 AM
“Rod and Rick so sorry for your loss she was great lady!”
- Joe forbes
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 11:20 AM
“My cousin, Richard Webb just emailed me about the death of your Mom. She was one of my first cousins and was always a "favorite". Enjoyed many good visits with her and her "gift of hospitality." My Mother was Lola McBride Johnston and Uncle Les and Mother were born 2 years apart, Uncle Les was 2 years older than Mother. Wish I could join you for the funeral. We have gone to church with your Mom
many times. Our heart felt sympathy goes to Rod and Rick and your families. She was so proud of all of you.
With our love,
Roy and Marilyn (REUBER) Batchelor”
- REUBER Batchelor, Marilyn
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11:00 a.m.
Thursday, September 1, 2016
First United Methodist Church
Nevada, IA


Pastor Chris Waddle


Steve Hohn
Jerry McKim
Mike McKim
Butch Oxley
Greg Thompson
Al Perkins


One hour prior to services
Thursday, September 1, 2016
First United Methodist Church
Nevada, IA


Nevada Municipal Cemetery
Nevada, IA