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(June 7, 1936 – May 18, 2013)

Joan Carol Foster, 76, of Sanford, died peacefully at home, on May 18, 2013. Joan was born in Weidman on June 7, 1936 to the late Leman and Doris (Jackson) Wheeler. After she graduated from Breckenridge High School Joan married her sweetheart Richard “Dick” Foster on Oct. 24, 1953. He predeceased her on Jan. 31, 2004. Joan was a member of the Sanford American Legion Auxiliary, Sanford Blue Star Mothers and was a lifetime member of the Coleman VFW. She loved her children, grandchildren and “Pappy” her shelty. Joan is survived by her daughters, Sandy (Mike) Breedlove of Sanford, Karen (Rufus Christian) Foster of Madison, FL; sons, Steve (Judy) Foster of Beaverton, Al (Shari) Foster of Hope, 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. A Funeral Service will be held at Smith-Miner Funeral Home, 2700 W. Wackerly, Midland on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 11:00 am, with Pastor Jacob Behnken of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tues. May 21, from 10:00 am until the time of the service. Burial will follow at Jerome Township Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Pardee Cancer Treatment Center or Joan’s family in her name. Online condolences can be left at www.smithminer.com