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Jamie (Garretson) Foster

September 30, 1960 ~ November 12, 2018 (age 58)

Jamie Foster

Age 58 of rural Dwight, passed away Monday evening, November 12, 2018, following a valiant battle with Ovarian Cancer.

Born September 30, 1960 in Streator, Illinois, Jamie Lou was a daughter of Kenneth and Donna (Krantz) Garretson. She was raised in Dwight and Ransom, and graduated from Streator High School with the Class of 1978. On July 29, 1989, Jamie married Matthew James Foster in the United Methodist Church in Ransom.

Jamie worked at Sponge Cushion in Morris, before staying home to raise her family, which always remained her number one priority. She later gained employment with Menards in Morris upon their opening, and continued to work in the hardware department until recently. Jamie loved antiques, as well as hunting for antiques with her friends. She enjoyed the idea of crafting, and appreciated music, especially Rock and Roll.

Survivors include her husband, Matt; four children: Sara Butterbrodt (Michael Hellmann) of Vandalia, Bethany Foster (Kevin Cassady) of Dwight, Corey Foster (Taylor Gaus) of Odell and Callie Foster (Kyle D’Andrea) of Dwight; one grandson expected; one sister, Jill (Gordon) Dransfeldt of Campus; her mother-in-law, Anne (the late Norman “Roger”) Foster of Kinsman; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Mike (Tina) Foster of Morris, Mark (Joan) Foster of Mazon, Shawn (Andrea) Foster of Ottawa, Steve Foster of Chicago, Dave (Lisa) Foster of Alabama, Angie (the late Gary) Teague and Lynn (Jeff) McGhee, both of Morris, and Melissa Foster of Kinsman, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Jamie was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Kenneth “Craig” Garretson and her beloved companion, Bozwell.

The family will receive friends for a visitation on Friday, November 16, 2018 between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at Reeves Funeral Home, 408 East Washington Street (one block east of Illinois Route 47) in Morris. Private family funeral services will follow on Saturday.

Cremation rites will be accorded and inurnment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Ransom at a later date.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Jamie’s memory to the family for their distribution.

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Funeral services and cremation arrangements are being made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Morris. (815-942-2500)

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