March 31, 1946 ‒ July 12, 2017
Bonnie Foster, age 71 of Westerville, Ohio passed peacefully at home on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 surrounded by her family.
Bonnie was born on March 31, 1946 in Port Huron, Michigan and raised by her mother Mary Lauretta McCormick. Bonnie graduated from St. Stephens High School, class of 1964 and St. Clair Community College where she studied to become a nurse. She relocated to Columbus after marrying the love of her life.
Bonnie devoted her life to taking special care of those around her. She would go out of her way to do considerate and thoughtful things for others. She loved to surprise people never expecting anything in return. During her career, Bonnie nurtured and raised over 1,000 children. She loved “her” babies and they loved their “Nana”. When a parent came to pick up their child Bonnie would “quip” “I am just lending them to you for the night!” In addition, Bonnie worked as a respite provider for Franklin County Board of MRDD caring for special needs adults.
Bonnie loved tailgating and cheering for the Ohio State Buckeyes. She treasured traveling and never turned down an opportunity to go the Caribbean. She was a gifted decorator who incorporated glitz, sequins, glam and frou -frou in her everyday life.
She will be remembered for her sparkling personality and for the impact made as she touched so many lives, especially the babies she raised. She had a witty and fun, sarcastic sense of humor. Bonnie was the consummate caregiver with a vivacious personality. Bonnie would say her biggest accomplishment were her children Louis, Jeanine and granddaughter Rylie. She attended Sunbury United Methodist Church.
Bonnie is survived by her daughter Jeanine Foster and granddaughter Rylie both of Westerville. Throughout her life she was a best friend to many, but considered Carol Griffin and Linda Willis as her sisters. Bonnie was preceded in death by her son Louis Foster II in 2010.
Friends may call from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Sunday at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. St Rt 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday at the Sunbury United Methodist Church, 100 W. Cherry St. in Sunbury. Burial will follow in the St. Mary Cemetery in Delaware.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions can be made to The Louis Foster Memorial Fund, Fund number 313604 c/o Ohio State Agriculture Technical School at Wooster, 1328 Dover Rd., Wooster, Ohio 44691.
The family of Bonnie Foster extends a sincere appreciation to the ICU nursing staff at St. Ann’s Hospital for their compassionate and considerate care. You will always hold a special place in my heart.