Lois Almeda Foster

Lois Almeda Foster of Reno passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born 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.

Lois is survived by 3 sons and 2 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, FL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Harry J. Foster, great grandson Adam Foster, granddaughter Lotina J. Vannoy Karcher, 5 brothers: Lyle and Myron Houghtling and Russel, Alfred and Vern Long; 6 sisters: Velma Houghtling Long, Mildred Houghtling Upton, Laura Houghtling Jackman, Barbara Houghtling, Mary Long Foster, Geneva Long.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013 at Mathews Funeral Home in Ripley, NY from 2-4 & 6-8 with funeral services following on Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mina Cemetery in Mina Corners, NY. Online condolences may be sent to the family at