Joan L. Foster, age 86, of Penn Yan passed, away Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Penn Yan.

Friends and family may visit from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 at Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, 201 E. Elm St., Penn Yan where a memorial service celebrating her life will follow at 3 p.m.

Joan was born in Penn Yan July 5, 1931, the daughter of the late Louise H. (Miller) and Ora A. Peacock. She was a 1948 graduate of Penn Yan Academy and had worked as the church secretary for St. Michael’s Church in Penn Yan of 10 years. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting. Above all, Joan loved being with her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren.

Joan is survived by her children, Kathi A. (Dayne) Tharrett of Spring City, Tenn., Bonnie J. Wailgum of Rochester, Howard A. Foster of Penn Yan, Dennis G. Foster of Batavia, Steven L. (Cindy) Foster of Warsaw, and Debbie A Foster of Leroy; 11 grandchildren; 12 great- grandchildren; sister, Helen (Charles) Scarpechie; brothers, Robert (Dorothy) Peacock and Ora Peacock Jr.; as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Joan was predeceased by her husband, Louis W. Foster.

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