Sarah J. Foster

September 29, 1953June 16, 2013

Peoria: Sarah J. Foster, 59, of Peoria passed away at 9:10 p.m. on Sunday, June 16, 2013 at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria surrounded by her family.

Sarah was born September 29, 1953 in Peoria, IL the daughter of Thomas T. & Blanche Reedy Cogdal. She married Jim Foster on October 1, 1971 in Peoria.

She is survived by her husband of forty-one years; her mother, Blanche ( Cy) Fosnaugh; two daughters, Jamie Anderson of Glasford, and Jenny (Zack ) Binder of Elmwood; six grandchildren, Isaac Michael Anderson, Rylie James Anderson, Maddox Night Binder, Scarlett Rose Binder, Sosie Blue Binder and Cynthia Lux Binder; three sisters, Nancy Cogdal of N. Carolina, Amy (Herman) Newson of Peoria, and Kathy (Jim) Behm of Peoria; her three special sisters, Cheryl VanOppen, Nancy Kurth-Lawless and Nancy Harkins; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Sarah is preceded in death by her father, and two sisters, Janet German, and Judy Brandon.

She was the book keeper for Foster's Auto Service, the family owned business. She was a member of Bartonville Christian Church, and Cabin Quilters quilt guild.

Sarah was an avid bowler and seamstress. She loved playing bunco with her friends.

Sarah gracefully fought a two-year battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Bartonville Christian Church. Pastor Kevin Dell will officiate. Visitation will be Friday June 21, 2013 from 5:00-8:00 p. m. also at the church.

Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria.

Memorials may be made to MDA.

To view or leave an online condolence please go to www.davison-fulton-bartonvillechapel.


  • Visitation Friday, June 21, 2013
  • Funeral Saturday, June 22, 2013

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Kathy Behm

July 18, 2013

You will always be in my heart with Daddy, Janet,and Judy. You turned into an angle far to soon. I love you so so much;)

Jeni Markle-Gibson

June 22, 2013

Sarah was such a nice lady. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Larry and Fred Block

June 21, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Tina Dancey

June 21, 2013

I am unable to attend the services but wanted to let you know how very much I treasured Sarah's friendship. I bowled with her for many years. She was always warm and friendly to all of us. She spoke often about her family-always with pride and love. We will miss her.

Sarah Lampman-Hoffman

June 21, 2013

Dear Jim & Girls,
Your mother was a very sweet soul. She was a wonderful friend to my own mother. I know they are together now, catching up on the grand-kids. May memories of your mom/wife warm your heart during this very sad time.

Pastor Gary Fugman

June 21, 2013

Dear Foster Family, I pray for Holy Spirit comfort at your loss of Sarah. I knew Sarah well in high school. Sarah was one of the sweetest people I have ever known. Sarah's death was a shock to me, but her long marriage to you, Jim, I believe was a real blessing.
In Christ,

John and Debbie Dickerson

June 21, 2013

Jim and family, we are very sorry to hear of Sarah's passing. Our lives are richer having known her and how she cared for everyone, especially her family. Peace to all of you. God bless.

Phil Brackeen

June 21, 2013

Jim sorrow for the loss of Sarah hope all goes well for you . best of luck in the future.

janice lee

June 20, 2013

sorry for your loss she will be missed but always in our heart

June 20, 2013

Dear Jim and Family,

We are sending our heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your precious Sarah. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We feel blessed to have known you and Sarah through the AlLS family.

God Bless,
Carl and Mary K. Dulany Maroa, Illinois