Irene W. Foster

April 8, 1925October 29, 2012

Irene W. Foster, 87, of Alexandria, OH passed away on Monday, October 29, 2012. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30AM on Friday, November 2, 2012 at Miller Memorial United Methodist Church, 5241 Miller Church Rd., Johnstown, OH with Pastor Calvin Alexander officiating. Interment to follow at Fancher Cemetery, Galena, OH. Irene was born on April 8, 1925 to the late Lawrence and Gladys (Jeffers) Woodyard. She graduated from The Ohio State University, was a member of the Willing Workers and attended Miller Memorial United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening, reading, and her family and friends. Irene is survived by James, her loving husband of 64 years, her children; Rilla Foster, Janice (Bill) Miiller, Timothy (Teresa) Foster, and Carol (Ken) Young; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, as well as her siblings Louise Smith and David Woodyard. Family will receive friends at the church on Thursday, November 1, 2012 from 5 to 8 PM. Memorial contributions can be made in loving memory of Irene to the Memorial Fund at Miller Memorial UMC or Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Rd., Newark, OH 43055.


  • Visitation Thursday, November 1, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 2, 2012

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Tim Paugh

November 11, 2012

Thinking of all of you-Jim, Rilla, Janice, Tim & Carol and your families and the fun & interesting times we had as kids in Plattsburg, at the farm, in the haymow, at church, Farm Bureau, Northeastern... and your mom & wife, who was always so great to us. I remember most her laughter--seemingly absorbed by her whole body--as she was undoubtedly laughing at something silly us kids had just done! A truly genuinely kind woman who we were all privileged to have crossed paths with! My love to you all!

Sonja (Young) Smith

November 3, 2012

What wonderful memories we have of Irene! Our condolences to your whole family in this time of grief.

Heidi & Ethin Black

November 2, 2012

Prayers & sympathy going out to the whole family. May God comfort all of you at this time of deep loss.

Jennifer Radulski

November 1, 2012

Aunt Irene will be missed by so many... She was so loved and touched so many lives with her gentle spirit!
My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. I pray for your strength through this tough time.

Anthony and Janel Mitnaul

November 1, 2012

We are praying for you all. So sorry for your loss. Hold on to your beautiful memories.

October 30, 2012

Jim & Family, We are so sorry. Irene was one of a kind. A wonderful Cousin. I enjoyed sharing letters & memories with her so much. Our thoughts & Prayers are with all of you. God Bless. Cousins Linda & Bob Morris

Pat & Pam Terry

October 30, 2012

Please know that our prayers are with all of you. Take comfort and peace in knowing that Irene is safely home; God will help you through this and give you peace.