Carol Jon Foster, age 84, of Creston, Iowa died December 1, 2023 at Care Initiatives in Creston, Iowa.
Carol Jon McCarty was born in Prescott, Iowa, March 19, 1939. She was the only daughter of Charles and Nellie (Freeman) McCarty. She graduated from Prescott High School in 1956. Following high school, she married Kenneth Foster on October 7, 1956.
In their early married life, they moved to Des Moines where Ken attended barber college. Later they moved to Ames while Ken apprenticed in campus town at Iowa State University. Ken and Carol settled back in Prescott June 10, 1960, where Ken opened up a barber shop on the main street. Carol and Ken moved to Creston in January of 1997, where Carol helped Ken with his barber shops on Main Street Creston and later in 2018 in the basement of their home. Carol enjoyed attending the Iowa State Fair, trips to Branson, playing cards, attending or watching the many activities of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren in addition to the Iowa State Cyclones. Carol cherished her role as a wife and mother of four and was delighted to welcome the subsequent grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Carol was an active member of Prescott Methodist Church, and a reliable school volunteer working many hours in the concession stands and at the ball fields. As the kids grew older, Carol was employed outside the home as a bookkeeper in various feed and grain operations in Adams County. Carol and Ken instilled in their children the values of hard work and the importance of academics, as well as athletics. They proudly attended graduations and activities of both children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband Kenneth of 67 years, sons Donald (Velda) Foster, Elkhorn, NE; Mark (Jill) Foster, Holt, MO; Rodney (Heidi) Foster, Clive, IA; and daughter Lynn (Daniel) Winterhof, Aurelia, IA; 12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Brother-in-law Duane Foster, sisters-in-law Ruth Daggett, JoAnn Foster, and Bobbie Foster, and many nephews and nieces.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Nellie McCarty, her brother and sister-in-law Vern (Veda) McCarty and a grandson, Joshua Foster. Parents-in-law, Roy and Georgia Foster, brothers-in-law George Foster and Horace Daggett.