Graveside services will be held Friday, Aug. 26 at 1:30 p.m. at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Visitation will be from 12:30 -- 1:15 Friday at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer.
In late September, the family will host a celebration of Mary's life at Jefferson Point Senior Housing in North Liberty. Details and on-line condolences can be obtained from Lensing Funeral Service in Iowa City at www.lensingfuneral.com.
Mary was born Aug. 11, 1939 in Sioux City, the daughter of Paul and Helen Beckwith. Her parents and two brothers preceded her in death.
She is survived by her daughter, Julie Claus of Coralville, her son, Audie Foster and his wife, Pam of Bettendorf; her sister Paulette Loving and her husband, Lael of Albert City; and her grandchildren, Sam, Grant, Elise, and Caden.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be dedicated to The Foster Grandparent Reading Program at Penn Elementary School. Mary was a child care provider for over 20 years. Kids were the light of her life, especially her grandchildren.