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Earl Calvin Foster

June 22, 1925 ~ June 10, 2019 (age 93)

      Earl Calvin Foster, 93 of Nevada, passed away on Monday, June 10, 2019 at the Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada.  Calvin was born on June 22, 1925 in Pocahontas, IA to Earl W. and Pearlie Wilma (Hawkins) Foster.  In January of 1944 he was married to Wilma A. Hope and she preceded him in death in 2017. 

     Calvin was raised in Iowa and the Bronaugh, MO area.  He also lived north of Ft. Scott, KS for a time while growing up.  Calvin farmed and was a self-employed carpenter all his adult life.  In addition, he served as pastor for several area churches including the Sulphur Springs Baptist Church, Deerfield Baptist Church, Walker Baptist Church, and the Iantha and Bronaugh Baptist Churches.  Calvin was an avid coon hunter for many years.

     Survivors include his three daughters, Marilyn Yazel, Nevada, Carolyn Frye, Ft. Scott, and Pam Brown, Nevada, eight grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, and two great, great grandchildren, two sisters, Joanna Woody, Garland, KS, and Barbara Simmons, of Texas.  Calvin was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma in 2017, his parents, one sister Flo Willard, a son-in-law, Richard Yazel in January of 2019, an infant grandchild and an infant great grandchild.

      Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Newton Burial Park in Nevada with Rev. Hubert Fox officiating.

     Those who wish may contribute in Calvin’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association c/o Ferry Funeral Home 301 S. Washington, Nevada, MO 64772  

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