The wife of George L. Foster, president of the Lowell National Bank, Mrs. Foster was an active club woman and an accomplished singer, who gave very generously of her time and talents to her church and to others who called upon her. Many will remember her for consoling messages in song rendered in the hour of their bereavement. Others will remember her for her fine sense of humor and undying spirit, as was shown so vividly in her last illness.
She was a lifelong member of the Methodist church, and her life was a testimony of her faith. Among her last words were: "If this is the going -- it is not bad."
Lena B. Hayward Foster was in a Methodist parsonage on March 29, 1878, in Kings Creek, Ohio, in Kings Creek Ohio, the daughter of Rev. D.L. and Amanda J. Hayward.
After her graduation from the East De Moines high school, she studied music in Chicago for several years.
On June 9, 1909, she was married to George L. Foster in the Methodist church at Chicago Heights, Ill., and since that time she had lived continuously in Lowell.
She was the mother of two children, one of whom died at birth. A son, Richard, lives in Lowell. Also interested in music, Richard operates, most successfully, the Foster Music Company of Southern Lake County.
One of the greatest joys in Mrs. Foster's life was that of her grandchildren.
Memorial services were held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 18, in the First Methodist church. Rev. Harold Hotchkiss, pastor, officiated, assisted by Reverend Dr. Arthur Nagler, retired professor of the Garrett Biblical Institute, Chicago. Interment was in Lowell cemetery.
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