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June Wolford Oister

November 15, 2012
Salem News

MONTGOMERY, Ala. June Wolford Oister, 88, of Montgomery, Ala., formerly of Salem, passed away Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at her home.

She was born Jan. 22, 1924, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of the late Calvin and Ruth (Plauck) Wolford.

Mrs. Oister graduated from Salem High School in 1942 and served as a Red Cross volunteer during WWII. She worked at Wolford's Photo Studio during the war as a photographer and color portrait artist, later attending Kent State University and Bob Jones University. She worked as a comptroller operator for 20 years in Chicago where she married Ernest Foster Jr.

For the past 35 years, she has lived in Montgomery, Ala., where she helped manage a nursing home business with her husband. They were honored as WWII veterans by being selected on the first "Honor Flight" to the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C. from Alabama.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ernest Foster Jr. and by her second husband, Clarence Oister Sr.

Survivors include her daughter, Mary Alice Foster; two grandsons, Francisco Rodriguez Jr. and Christopher Rodriguez; and two great-grandsons, Vincente and Ronan Rodriguez. A brother, Jerry Wolford and three nephews, Eric, Kevin and Darren Wolford also survive her.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home in Salem with the Rev. Pete Fowler officiating.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday one hour before the service at the funeral home. Interment will be at Bunker Hill Cemetery in Goshen Township.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salem Alumni Association, 330 E. State St. Salem, Ohio 44460, in memory of June Wolford Oister, Class of 1942.

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