Mary Elizabeth Foster Anspach, age 83, passed on to her eternal home on September 26, 2011, at Autumn Healthcare in Thornville.
Mary was born December 11, 1927 in Newark, the daughter of the late Harold and Audrey Phipps Foster.
She was a member of the Thornville United Methodist Church where she loved to sing and play the piano. Mary was a Sunday school and Bible school teacher for many years. She was active in the Perry County Homemakers and was always ready to go on any senior citizen trip. She loved to bowl at Thornville Lanes and sewed and made pillows and “mug rugs” for everybody. She loved sports, especially basketball and enjoyed watching her three grandsons, Lance, Troy and Bo play at the Sheridan High School. She also became a huge Wittenberg University basketball fan when her grandson, Lance played there. Mary graduated from Newark High School in 1946 and was a “Nerk” Wildcat at heart.
Surviving is the love of her life, her husband, Lester to whom she has been married for 64 years; two daughters and sonsin law, Vickey (Bruce) Dupler of Mt. Perry and Ruth (Lynn) Carpenter of Grove City; three grandsons and their wives, Lance (Kelly) Dupler of Mt. Perry, Troy (Jenny) Dupler of Thornville, and Bo (Molly) Dupler of New Lexington;five great grandchildren, Connor, Dylan, Abby, Caroline and Macauley Dupler; brother and sister-in-law, Herman (Mary) Foster of Thornville; a brother-in-law, James Dennison of Marquez, TX; and several nieces and nephews.
Mary’s second family was all of the caring staff at Autumn Healthcare of Thornville who made her final years happy and comfortable.
Besides her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her sister, Lillie Mae Dennison; and a daughter, Melanie who died at birth.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in Mary’s name to the Larry Remmert Memorial Scholarship fund or the Craig Dupler Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Sheridan High School, 8735 Sheridan Dr., Thornville, OH 43076.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Thursday, September 29, 2011 at Boring- Sheridan Schoedinger Funeral Home, 56 S. Main St., Thornville. Friends may also call from 10 to 11 a.m., Friday, September 30, 2011 at Thornville United Methodist Church, 30 East Columbus, Thornville, where the funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., with Pastor Gerri Lampton officiating. Interment at Lutheran Reformed Cemetery. Please visit www.schoedinger.com to share a favorite memory of Mary.