Eleanor Foster, 92, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, December 2. She was born in Stark County, Ohio, on February 24, 1921, to Nellie Booth and Daniel Jones and lived there most of her life. She was a graduate of Navarre High School and Canton Actual Business College. In 1946 she married Varner “Pink” Foster, and they raised their three daughters across the street from her parents’ home. Eleanor was an exceptional mother, cook, and housekeeper as well as an accomplished seamstress and quilter. She loved the outdoors and was never happier than when she was in her vegetable or flower garden. She even loved weeding! In 1960 she made the decision to go to work outside of her home in order to enable her daughters to attend college. She worked as a secretary to the General Manager of WTIG, a local radio station, as a bookkeeper, and finally, as the clerk for the Fairless Local School Board. In later years she became an avid cross-stitcher and bird watcher. She also enjoyed traveling, reading, and solving word puzzles. Bronwyn, her Welsh corgi, was her constant companion until her death in 2012.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her sister, Marian McDonald, and her brother, Donald Jones. She is survived by her daughters Sue Cieslak Jim, Sara Ramsay the late Bruce, and Emily Foster; grandsons Matthew Ramsay Lori and Morgan Ramsay Leslie; great-granddaughter Mia Eleanor; sister-in-law Dorothy Jones; nephews Robert McDonald Charlotte, Richard McDonald Karen Shepherd, Dan Jones Mary, and John Jones; and nieces Kathie Courtney Dick, Mary Helfrich Stan, Marged Jones Tormasi Richard, Diane Krens Frank, and Christine Valentine CH. She will be missed by many friends in Ohio, Florida, and Clarksville, Tennessee.
Eleanor was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Navarre, Ohio, for many years, where she sang in the choir and was a member of the Women’s Guild and the church’s quilting group. At her death, she was a member of Madison Street United Methodist Church and the Morgan Sunday School class. A Service of Death and Resurrection will be held on Saturday, December 14, at 2 P.M. at Madison Street United Methodist Church. At a later date, a Service of Remembrance will be held at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Navarre, Ohio. Interment will be at Union Lawn Cemetery in Navarre.