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“Pat was a good person and will be greatly missed. ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: sue simmer - MadridTNT - Friend

“So sorry for your loss Jeff,Mike,Laura,Theresa and Patty. We all have do many memories of our families growing up on Philip's Street. What fun we had...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Vicki Bertagnolli - Des Moines, IA

“Lots of fond memories at the Foster home. Great neighbors. She was a good teacher and had a caring heart for others. My condolences to her family. ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Mike Brown - Burwell, NE

“So sorry for your loss Foster family. Be grateful for the time you did have with her and reminisce about all the good times. Suzy Beckett ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: - Polk City, IA - friend

“Our deepest condolences Laura and Rob. Your Mom is with the almighty now. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Brent AKA "Deadwood" and Linda Neff - IA

“My sincere sympathies to your family. I have memories of your mom and dad are your family that are great! You were wonderful neighbors and friends....Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Rhonda Brown - Ankeny, IA

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Patricia A. Foster, 84, of West Des Moines, Iowa passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family November 3, 2019. A visitation will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 8, 2019 at Ankeny Memorial Gardens 4208 N. Ankeny Blvd. Ankeny, IA 50023, with a funeral service to follow at 3:00 p.m.
Patricia was born October 3, 1935 in Union township, Davis County, Iowa to Odie Doy (Pete) Archer and Bernice (Fountain) Archer.
On June 5, 1955 Patricia was united in marriage to Richard W. Foster in Bloomfield, IA. Within that marriage they had 5 children Richard Jeffrey Foster, Michael William Foster, Laura Marie Strovers, Theresa Kay Foster and Patricia Lynn Foster.
Patricia was very proud of her teaching career and in her ability to reach out to the kids that needed an extra helping hand. At the age of 62 after raising 5 kids and running the family owned business, she returned to Drake University to earn her bachelor's degree and to continue her love of teaching.
Patricia is preceded in death by her husband Dick Foster and her two sisters, Shirley Schumaker and Wanda Walker.
She is survived by her two sons Jeff Foster and Mike Foster, and three daughters, Laura Strovers and her husband Robert, Theresa Foster and Patty Foster; twenty grandchildren, thirty-six great grandchildren and seven great-great Grandchildren.
We will all miss her dearly.