Jeannette Mildred (Weyreter) Foster

October 30, 1928 ~ September 24, 2019 (age 90)


Jeannette Mildred Weyreter was born to Gene and Jennie Weyreter on October 30, 1928 in Indianapolis. Jeannette passed from this world to be joined with the Saints on September 24, 2019.

Jeannette was a 1946 graduate of Arsenal Technical High School. She met her husband, Donald, of 60+ years, at a local hamburger stand in Indianapolis at age 19 where Don worked at the time as a short order cook. They married a year later and resided in and around Indianapolis their entire lives. 

Jeannette proved to be quite the family anchor because of her love for others, especially children. She was a caring and giving person that modeled serving others her entire life. Prior to making a family together, Jeannette worked at Paper Art and General Electric as an administrative assistant. 

 But with the advent of their first child Linda, Jeannette abandoned her corporate life for one of a dedicated Domestic Engineer that spanned an additional 60 years of caring for others. Jeannette and Don had 3 children, Linda, Michael and Tina. Like many dedicated mothers, she saw to it that her children were well cared for, helped with their studies and promoted their activity in outside interests, always championing their successes when they came and modeling for them compassion for others over self-indulgence. During her child-rearing years Jeannette would babysit for others that chose to continue their corporate you might expect, sometimes the Foster household was full and bustling with active children!

Jeannette enjoyed singing, and for quite a few years entertained others as part of choral group called “Sweet Adeline’s”. Later in life she would entertain nursing home residents with a church choral group. She was a member of the Cumberland Chapter of Eastern Star for 50 years and served in many capacities within the organization. As the primary family caretaker, she oversaw and administered the elder care for Don’s mother, her mother, her step-father and finally for her husband Don in their later years. To her credit, she was always insistent and persistent in that their care be all that it could be. 

Jeannette’ was widowed in January 2009 and was preceded in death by her brother, Jonathon in 2015.

Jeannette has been blessed as:

Mother to Linda Wyrick, Michael Foster (Dawn) and Tina Wood. 

Grandmother to Richard Wyrick, Lisa Laudig, Melissa (Derek) Shanahan, Allison (David) Whitney, Amy (Mike) Shetler. 

Great Grandmother to Ashley McGovern, Jonathan High, Bethany Purvis, Hali Wyrick, Hannah Whitney, Myles Whitney, Ezra Whitney and Kaycee Shetler.

Great Great Grandmother to Layla High, Aleah Ayala, Cadience Purvis and Iris Purvis.

Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 pm on Thursday, September 26, 2019 in Hall-Baker Funeral Home, Plainfield, with the funeral service to begin at 7:00 pm.  Jeannette is to be entombed next to Donald in the Good Shepard mausoleum at Lincoln Memory Gardens in Whitestown, Indiana during a private service.  

The family would like you to know that Jeannette had accepted Christ as her personal Savior and had followed Christs’ teaching in baptism and is now in heaven with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Because of that the family has cause for celebration!

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September 26, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hall-Baker Funeral Home
339 East Main Street
Plainfield, IN 46168

Funeral Service
September 26, 2019

7:00 PM
Hall-Baker Funeral Home
339 East Main Street
Plainfield, IN 46168

Private Committal

Lincoln Memory Gardens
6851 South Indianapolis Road
Indianapolis, IN 46075

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