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Dorothy Jean Foster, age 78, formerly of Tipton and California, passed away Sunday, December 12, 2010, at the Neighborhoods at Quail Creek Nursing Home in Springfield. She was born November 11, 1932, in California, the daughter of Henry J. and Amanda Lee Allee Schenewerk, both of whom preceded her in death. Dorothy was united in marriage May 20, 1950, in California, to James Foster, who also preceded her in death in 1995. Dorothy retired after many years of service as bookkeeper for Co-Mo Electric. After retirement she spent several years working at Cals 2, where she came in contact with many people. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church, north of California. Dorothy enjoyed quilting and spending time with family and friends. She will be sadly missed. Survivors include: three sisters, Gladys Felling of Litchfield, Minn., Maxine Siebert of California, and Helen Burger with her husband Jim of Nebraska; a special friend, Mandy Britton with her husband Scott, and children, Jonathan and Maura Pardoe, Emily and Lindsay Britton, all of Springfield. Along with her parents and husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by five sisters, Norma Geier, Jane Imhoff, June Gerlach, Bonnie Borghardt, and Hazel Kay. Visitation will be Thursday, December 16, 2010, from 5-7 p.m. at Weber Funeral Home in California. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday December 17, 2010, at Weber Funeral Chapel in California, with Rev. Ken Mathes officiating. Burial will be in the California City Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Baptist Church of Tipton AWANA Group or First Baptist Church of California AWANA Group. Arrangements are under the direction of Weber Funeral Home in California. weberfuneralhome.net
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