Leo Wayne Foster

Leo Wayne Foster

Leo Wayne Foster, 78, Abilene, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020.

He was born March 12, 1942 in Emporia, KS, the son of Joseph D. Foster and Vesta (Sill) Foster. Leo grew up in Emporia and graduated from Emporia High School, Class of 1960.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Darlene Standley Crook, Bartrella Atwell and twin sister Chassie Lehner and a son-in-law Phillip Nickerson.

Leo is survived by daughters Sharidy (Joseph) Getsinger, Osage City, Dena (Steve) Blazier, Brookville, and Lisa Nickerson, Clay Center, seven grandchildren, two very special friends Mary Shane, Junction City and Courtney Allen, Abilene and his precious furry companion Susie. 

Following Leo’s wishes, cremation has been chosen. A memorial graveside service and Inurnment of ashes will be held at a later date at Chicago Mound Cemetery, Emporia, KS.

Friends may pay their respects and sign the memorial book on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2020 between the hours of 1 to 4 p.m. at Londeen-Overlease Funeral Chapel, 206 West Fifth Street, Chapman, KS. 

The family suggests memorial contributions in Leo’s name be made to the Abilene Animal Hospital, P.A. to defray the cost of pet adoptions for families or Emmanuel Church Momentum Youth Program.

Contributions may be left at, or sent in care of, Londeen-Overlease Funeral Chapel, 206 West Fifth Street, Chapman, KS 67431. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.londeenfuneralchapel.com.

Contact Tim Horan at editor@abilene-rc.com.

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