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Beverly 'B.D.' Foster

October 26th, 1928 – July 3rd, 2019

Beverly ‘B.D.’ Foster, 90, of Springfield, IL, formerly of Havana, IL, passed away at 10:15 am on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Heritage Health in Springfield. He was born on October 26, 1928 in Macomb, IL, the son of Zelotus ‘Dick’ and Goldie (Walker) Foster. B.D. married Faith Shawgo on July 16, 1950 in Vermont, IL. She survives.

Also surviving is his daughter Velva (and Tim) Fletcher of Havana, son, Greg Foster of Springfield, 8 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and sister, Leola Anderson of Astoria, IL.

He is preceded in death by his son, Dennis Foster, granddaughter, Amber Foster, great-granddaughter, Bailie Bryant and sister, Madelyn Skiles.

B.D. worked at Havana Auto Parts in Havana. He went on to work as a parts manager at John Deere stores in Havana and Macomb. While living in Arkansas, he was a real estate broker.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. He spent 15 months in Korea, serving in the KMAG (Korean Military Advisory Group).

B.D. was a member of the Astoria American Legion Post #25 for 50 years. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge of Astoria and Vermont. He was a former member of the Havana Jaycees and the Havana Fuddy Duddy Group. B.D. and Faith volunteered at Food and Clothing Centers and Heart Hospitals for 28 years in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas where they wintered. It was here that they would also walk in 5K Relays for Children Benefits. They also spent several summers in Colorado and Minnesota. B.D. loved to travel.

Services will be held 12 noon on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Pastor Dan Wilson will be officiating. Military rites will be provided by the Astoria American Legion Post #25. A masonic service will be provided by the Vermont Masonic Lodge. A visitation will take place 1 hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Cremation Rites will be accorded after the service. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.


July 5th, 2019

So sorry to here of your loss .. Prayers and hugs. Bob and Loretta Mummert

July 5th, 2019

So sorry to hear of BD’s passing he was a real good friend. Praying for all the family! Bill Weime

July 6th, 2019

We all had a great time at the beach and lake. God bless you and your family.

July 6th, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Bev was my 1st boss when I was a kid at the old Lock's garage in Astoria. Bill Lockard

July 7th, 2019

So sorry for your loss.
I'll never forget the 1st time I met him. I was very young.
He asked me what my name was, I said Beverly, he said mine too. I said but it can't be, your a boy. He then explained to me a few things. Made a lasting impression on me. Very sweet, nice,kind man
Thoughts and prayers for all of you.
From Beverly Malott-Taylor & my family

July 9th, 2019

So sorry to hear of BD's passing. He will be missed at Season's. Betty Lee

July 9th, 2019

So sorry for your loss. I remember your family well when you would come to visit Marie and Velva, Greg, and Dennis we all played together.
Gailen & Rhonda (Welker) Spencer

July 10th, 2019

Faith, we are so sorry we had not heard of Beverly’s passing until today. I have let Mom know and my siblings. We are thinking of you all & are so sorry for not attending the service. Susie & other children of Marge (Shawgo) Grover

July 14th, 2019

Faith we are so sorry for your loss.
He was such a great guy.
Our thoughts & prayers are with you.
Jess & Janie Atterberry

January 19th, 2023

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