Cara Foster


Cara LaVerna Foster, 83, Postville, Iowa died Sunday, Dec. 22, at her son’s home in Ogden, Iowa. 

She was born on July 4, 1930 to Cleveland Justice and Minnie Ethel (White) McCormick in Holland, Mo. Cara graduated from Patterson High School in Missouri and attended The University of Missouri and graduated from Cape Girardeau School of Beauty Culture at Cape Girardeau, Mo. She owned and operated a beauty shop in Piedmont, Mo.

Cara was united in marriage with James Foster on Jan, 1, 1952 in Pocahontas, Ark. To this union, three children were born, Sue, Scot and Stacy. Cara was co-owner of the Pines Motel from 1975-1984. 

Cara enjoyed being a housewife and a mother. She also enjoyed traveling, playing solitaire and being in charge of the food shelf in Postville for several years. Cara loved spending time with her family, especially her children, grandchildren and her dog, Buddy. She looked forward to her family reunion in Kentucky every year and she also loved going on day trips with her family. Cara was a Sunday School teacher and a member of the Presbyterian Church in Postville.

Cara is survived by her children, Sue Foster-Henze of Madrid, Iowa, Scot (Patty) Foster of Ogden, Iowa and Stacy (Randy) Corlett of Prairie du Chien; seven grandchildren, Alishea (Aaron) Henze-Faddis, Trief Henze, David Lee, Taylor Henze, Nicole Corlett, Jimmy Foster, Nolan Corlett; one great-grandchild, Amelia Faddis and several nieces and nephews.

Cara was preceded in death by her husband, Jim; her parents and ten siblings.

Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Schutte-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Postville, Iowa and one hour before services at the church on Saturday.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 28, at the Community Presbyterian Church, Postville, Iowa with Rev. Gary Catterson as the Officiant. A private family inurnment will be held at Postville Cemetery, Postville, Iowa.

Schutte-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service is helping the family with the arrangements. Condolences may be left with:

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