Monday, June 5, 2017

Shirley Yvonne Haskins Foster

Whitesville, NY - Shirley Yvonne Haskins Foster of Whitesville, NY passed away at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY on June 3, 2017 after a brief illness.

Shirley was born on October 31, 1935 to Dorothy (Duell) and Norval L. Haskins Sr., in Coudersport, PA. On October 13, 1956 in Westfield, PA, she married Eugene Foster.

Shirley was a graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School in 1954.

Prior to her marriage, she worked at Lincoln Rochester Bank in Corning, NY. In 1995, Shirley retired from First Federal Savings and Loan in Wellsville, NY.
Shirley was a past president of the Wellsville Chamber of Commerce, served on the Board of Directors for Allegany Country Cooperative Extension Services, was a past matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, and served as a member of the Shongo United Methodist Church in her earlier years.

Shirley was pre-deceased by her husband of 57 years and she passed away on what would have been his 85th birthday. Her parents and an infant daughter also pre-deceased her.

Surviving are her daughter Jane, of Shongo, her son, Doug, of Shongo, her grand-daughters, Tiffany (Eric) Miller of Andover, Liz Kellogg of Seattle, WA and Cait Kellogg of Washington, DC. Preston and Anderson Miller are her great-grandsons. Several nieces and nephews and a sister-in-law, Virginia Bassett, also survive.

Sewing, cooking, gardening, and social media were her hobbies.

Shirley will be missed as the anchor of her family, a friend and confidant, and an outspoken advocate of her beliefs.

A celebration of her life will take place at the Millstone Farm on 4160 Back River Road in Scio, NY on Wednesday, June 7 at 1pm. Friends and family are invited to attend. Interment of her ashes will be at a private ceremony at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home. 

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