Dewitt Obits

E. Clyde Foster

E. Clyde Foster, 86, of Monticello, passed away at 5:00 p.m., Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Carle Hospital, Urbana.

Clyde was born on August 29, 1929 in Weldon, IL the son of Denny William and Clotha Ann (Bland) Foster. He married Mary Jane ‘Pete’ Dillow on August 20, 1955 in Clinton, IL.

Clyde is survived by his wife, Mary Jane ‘Pete’ Foster of Monticello; children, Arnie (Rhonda) Foster of Glen Carbon, IL, Lori (Dave) Spicer of Monticello, Barry (Jan) Foster of Festus, MO; 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, 6 brothers and 5 sisters.

Clyde retired after 32 years as the Piatt County Treasurer and served in the U.S. Army Special Services. He was a member of the Deland Christian Church, a lifetime member of both the Hamm-Burke American Legion Post #101 and the Piatt County VFW Post #5346 along with serving in the Military Honor Guard. Clyde was the Democrat Precinct Committeeman, and was a charter member of the Jaycee’s and the Young Democrats of Piatt County. He was also a lifetime member of the Diehard Cubs Fan Club. Clyde was involved in Boy Scouts and he was the Little League Baseball Commissioner and a baseball coach for over 30 years. Clyde was also member of the 1960 General Cable State Champion Fast-Pitch Softball Team. Clyde proudly donated over 32 gallons of blood in his lifetime.

Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday, July 28, 2016 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 29, 2016 at the First Christian Church of Monticello with Rev. Danny Roberts officiating. Interment will be held in Monticello Township Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Deland Christian Church.

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