Lois Almeda Foster, of Reno, passed away on Wednesday (Dec. 18, 2013) at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on Dec. 12, 1927, in Corry, Pa., to Clair Houghtling and Lotina (Vantassel) Long Houghtling Mace. Lois was a lifetime member of Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 5108 and a member of Frontier CB Radio Club with the handle of "Spitfire."
She married Oliver L. Foster on Sept. 15, 1945. He preceded her in death on Feb. 15, 2001. She is survived by three sons and two daughters, Gary E. (Carol) Foster, Terry L. (Sherrie) Foster, Jerry O. (Julia) Foster, Linda (Donald) Vannoy, Sonja J. (Richard) Morrow; 20 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and brother, Ellsworth Houghtling of Naples, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Harry J. Foster; great-grandson, Adam Foster; granddaughter, Lotina J. Vannoy Karcher; five brothers, Lyle and Myron Houghtling and Russel, Alfred and Vern Long; six sisters, Velma Houghtling Long, Mildred Houghtling Upton, Laura Houghtling Jackman, Barbara Houghtling, Mary Long Foster, Geneva Long.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 on Friday evening (Dec. 20) at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home. Visitation will then be held on Sunday (Dec. 22) at Mathew-Fantauzzi Funeral Home in Ripley, N.Y. from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., with funeral services following on Monday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mina Cemetery in Mina Corners, N.Y. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.lankfordfh.com.