Virginia Foster, 69, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City following a brief illness. Graveside services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Oakwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday at Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello. Memorials may be made to the Univeristy of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Surviving are seven children, Anne Hurt, Christine Hurt, Tara Mann, Amanda Tuetken, Dan (Angie) Foster, Debbra (Kevin) Herbert and Wendy (Mark) LeMense; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her best friend and loving husband, John; two sons, Johnny and Brett; her brother, Edwyn Fear; and her sister, Janice Neybert.
Virginia Gail Moncrief was born Feb. 15, 1949, in Monticello, Iowa. She was the daughter of Curtis and Una Bacon Moncrief. Virginia received her education in the Monticello community schools. She married Charles Hurt and had two daughters. She married Michael Mann and had two more daughters. She married John Foster and gained a son and two daughters.
As a teenager, she worked as a waitress in Bob Loomis' Cafe in Monticello. In her adult life, she worked as a dispatcher for the Monticello Police Department, for Lewis Systems as a secretary and at the Monti Motel and Loops Motel in housekeeping. She spent the majority of time raising her family. In more recent years, Virginia cleaned for Tri-County Bank, Frank N. Magid, Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Rectory, and also in private homes.
She enjoyed planting flowers, playing cards, cross- stitch, crocheting, reading, adult coloring books and her pets.
The visitation and service will be for both Virginia and her husband, John, who died in 2013.