Marguerite E. Foust

January 07, 1931 ‒ November 06, 2019

Delaware, Ohio

Marguerite E. (White) Foust of Delaware, Ohio passed away peacefully on November 6, 2019, after a brief stay at Arbors of Delaware. She graced this world for 88 years, and her final moments were spent surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on January 7, 1931 to Earl A. White and Mary A. (Hewitt) White.

Marguerite retired from Ohio Wesleyan University after 25 years of service. At her retirement party, she was given a beautiful white Bible, signed by many students, faculty members and co-workers. It was one of her most cherished keepsakes.

Always a woman to reach out her hand to her family in love and kindness, she was dearly loved by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her childrens’ friends even considered her “Mom.”

While she was able, she attended the Delaware Assembly of God, formerly located on Wootring Street. She loved Jesus and knew Him well.

Marguerite was very proud of her Irish heritage from County Cork, Ireland. She had a passion for music and dancing, both of which she passed along to her family. In her younger days, she was an avid reader, especially of Agatha Christie mysteries.

Through the years, Marguerite enjoyed picnics, camping, boating, parades, fireworks, day trips, the Delaware County Fair, and any time she spent with her family. (We felt blessed we were able to honor her wishes by taking her to the fair this year. She had a great time!) She also amassed a wonderful collection of unique Christmas nutcrackers, and never lost her love of cartoons.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest S. Foust; oldest daughter, Mary Crump; only sibling, Earl White (and his wife, Naomi); and sons-in-law, John I. Munday Sr., Gary Fegley and Fred Crump.

Left to cherish her memory is her son, Carl S. Foust; daughter, Carol S. Munday; grandchildren, John (Dawn) Munday, Misty Bay, Lisa “Niki” (Jim) Rausch, Jacinta “Jan” Fegley, Adrian (Barb) Foust, Heather Foust, and Sonja Foust. She will also be missed by her 9 great-grandsons; 4 great-granddaughters; nieces and nephews; and friends.

The family of Marguerite extends a special thank you to her caregiver, Pam Hawkins, and home health nurse, Heather Klumpp, who were both so very kind and giving.

Reverend Donnie Akers, along with Pastor John Munday Jr., will officiate the funeral service held at 2:00 pm on Friday, November 15 (2019) at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center located at 101 Valleyside Drive, Delaware, Ohio 43015. Calling hours will be held at 1:00 pm, prior to the service. Internment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Delaware.

If anyone is wishing to send flowers, the family kindly suggests instead to make a memorial contribution to the funeral home to assist with the funeral expenses.

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The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is assisting the family with arrangements

  • So sorry for your loss.
    I worked with her for several years.
    We often called her granny. Loved her so mucg

  • I have known Margurite since I was a small child,my mom worked with her at Ohio Wesleyan, and I had the honor of being her aide for 6 years! She will definitely be missed! Love to all, Melissa Roar

  • She was a great woman and listener when I needed it. I enjoyed taking care of her for the last 2 and a half years and I have known her for years. Her and her family was there when my family deaths now I’m here for her and them. Love u grandma. I will keep watching first 48 shows in memory of u. Love and miss you.

  • Marguerite was a beautiful woman, very much cherished by her family. She had a lovely smile and sense of humor.

    Although I was only around for a fraction of her long life, I am better for knowing her. I wish peace for her family until all are together again in happiness, through this life and the next.

    “May the road rise to meet you.
    May the wind always be at your back.
    May the sun shine warm on your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields,
    and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.”

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. Margurite will be missed by many but especially me. Caring for her was such a joy for me and I feel very privileged to have known her. I know you all will miss her tremendously. She was so proud of her family and appreciated all the love and care you all gave her. I rejoice knowing she passed peacefully and she is no longer suffering. I celebrate knowing she will spend eternity with Jesus.