Lois M. Foster

Lois M. (Shock) Foster, 90, of Defiance, went to her heavenly father Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at 1:15 p.m. in Twin Rivers Nursing Care Center, Defiance.

She was born Aug. 17, 1922, in Defiance, the daughter of George and Edith (Bable) Shock.

Lois retired from Mercy Tiffin Hospital, where she was a pediatrics nurse for 14 years. Besides her nursing career, she enjoyed sewing, doing crafts, gardening, her pets, church activities and spending time with her family.

She will be missed by her daughters, Shirley Anese of Tiffin, Janice St. Clair of Amado, Ariz., Charlotte (Charlie) Dockery of Defiance and Marie Hoover of Fremont; sons, David Hoover of Lincoln, Mo., and George Hoover of Defiance; 26 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; and 21 great-great-grandchildren.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Gladys Meine and Alice Corwin; brothers, Ventnor, John, Gerald, Earl, Gale and George Shock; infant sisters, Rhae Elizabeth Shock and Mary Elenora Shock; twin siblings, Louisa and Louis Shock; a daughter, Marlene Chaney; a son, Charles F. Hoover; a grandson, Matthew Conley; and her two husbands, Charles Hoover and Harry Foster.

Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, in the funeral home, with the Rev. Joe Graves officiating. Burial will follow at Poplar Ridge Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at