MARION — Mildred L. Foutch, 87, of Marion, formerly of Astoria, died at 2:17 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 19, 2013) at the Marion Rehab and Nursing Center, Marion.
She was born Feb. 10, 1926, in Woodland Twp., Fulton Co., the daughter of Cyrus G. and Mabel Bell (Miller) Bucher. She married James E. Foutch on Feb. 10, 1948, in Peoria. He preceded her in death on October 8, 1992.
Survivors include one son, Randy (and Valerie) Foutch of Marion; one granddaughter, Tabatha Hooper of Goreville; and two grandsons. Cody Foutch of Marion and Justin Deaton of Johnston City.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Merland, Lester and Sherman Bucher and two sisters, Eunice Keim and Merle Bucher.
Mid worked at the Farmers State Bank in Astoria for 30 years until James became ill. After this, she took great pride in taking care of her husband and all around her who needed a helping hand.
She was a member of the Astoria Church of the Brethren, Astoria.
Mid moved from Astoria to Marion to live with Randy and Valerie. Due to her failing health, she went to River to River Assisted Living where again she tried to take care of others who needed assistance. As her Alzheimer’s progressed, she was admitted into the nursing home where she later passed.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, at the Woodland Cemetery, Astoria, Pastor Gary Sheets officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria.
Memorials may be made to the Astoria Rescue Squad.