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Wilma Elizabeth Matlock Foust

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Wilma Elizabeth Matlock Foust, age 91, a lifelong resident of Farlington, died at 6:20 p.m. on Saturday, August 26, 2006 at her daughter's home in Farlington where she lived since 2003.

She was born June 12, 1915 in Farlington, the daughter of William B. and May (Bass) Matlock. She attended schools in Farlington.

She married Burney Foust on June 24, 1933 in Girard. He preceded her in death on December 31, 1988.

Mrs. Foust and her husband played for many dances throughout the area, she was a great piano player and played by ear. Mr. Foust played the fiddle.

She was a big fan of country music and every Saturday night she, family and friends would attend the Fort Scott Jubilee. She had a wonderful sense of humor and she loved to be on the go. She was an avid card player and spent much of her time playing cards with family and friends. Mrs. Foust and her husband owned and operated Foust Grocery in Farlington, she also worked at the Ben Franklin Store in Girard.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Farlington. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and friend.

Survivors include one daughter, Carol jean Davenport and husband, George of Farlington; three grandsons, Terry Davenport and wife, Cindy, Fort Scott, Jerry Davenport and wife, Teresa, Farlington, and Larry Davenport and wife, Joyce, Fort Scott; two granddaughters, Lisa Garret, Sharpsburg, Georgia, and Lana Shaff and husband, David, Overland Park; daughter-in-law Charlotte Foust, Lamar, Missouri; seven great-grandsons; two great-granddaughters; one great-great-granddaughter; and two great-great-grandsons.

She was preceded in death by one son, L. Roy Foust, on April 5, 1983; three brothers, Howard Matlock, Hugh Matlock, and Price Matlock; and four sisters, Ethel F. McCracken, Bessie Ditto, Anna Toms, and Iva Hill.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 30, 2006 at the United Methodist Church in Farlington with the Rev. Steve Cole officiating. Burial will be in the Farlington Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time at the church. During the time of visitation, recorded selections by the Fort Scott Jubilee Hot Band and by Dehn Davenport will be played. Friends may call after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Girard.

A memorial has been established to the Building Fund at the United Methodist Church in Farlington and these may be left at church or the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home, 518 W. St. John, Box 258, Girard, KS 66743, for those wishing to make their remembrances in this manner.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Girard.

The following poem was in her mother's obituary from 1959:

She has gone from those who loved her

To the brighter world above,

Where there is no pain or sorrow,

Only joy and peace and love.

The pearly gates were opened wide,

she heard a voice say come,

To thine eternal home.

There is a vacant chair in the home now,

A loved presence is not here,

And all we have is memories

Of one who was so dear.