Jeanne Foster’s Obituary
Published March 7, 1979, in the Battle Creek (MI) Enquirer: “COLON – Mrs. Jeanne E. (Hammond) Foster, 64, of 201 Goodell Ave., wife of noted magician E. Neil Foster, died Tuesday at her residence. She had been in failing health several years.
She was born in Ashtabula, Ohio, and was a graduate of Ashtabula Business College. She was married in 1955 to E. Neil Foster in Delray Beach, Fla., and for several years worked with him on stage in shows throughout the United States. He is semi-retired from show business and is conducting private classes in magic at his home. He is vice president of the Abbott Magic Co. and editor of its publication, “Tops.”
Mrs. Foster formerly was employed by the Chevrolet Dealers Association of Ohio and Florida, and later was employed by the Lauderdale Yacht Club in Florida as an accountant, but the School Assembly Bureau of the universities of Wisconsin and Minnesota, and then the Abbott Magic Co., as an accountant.
She was a member of the Ashtabula Episcopal Church, and was a life member of Lake Erie Chapter 10 OES (Order of the Eastern Star) of Ashtabula.
Surviving are her husband, E. Neil Foster, and sisters, Mrs. Robert (Grace) Fickenscher of Jefferson, Ohio, and Mrs. Winifred Beardsley of Chardon, Ohio.
Memorial services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at the Schipper Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the Michigan Kidney Foundation.