Pauline “Polly” Foster, 89, of Strasburg died Monday morning at the Community Hospice (Truman) House in New Philadelphia following a brief illness.

Born Aug. 26, 1929 in Canton, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Chester and Minnie Good. She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband of 44 years, Larry Foster who died July 16, 1993 along with her grandson, Kenneth Michael Foster and sister, Phyllis Emmons.

Polly retired as financial secretary of the St. John United Church of Christ in Strasburg following 22 years of service. She also assisted her husband Larry in the operation of the former Foster Gardens in Strasburg. 

She was a longtime member of the St. John UCC in Strasburg and its Seasoned Seniors for 25 years. She was a 20 year volunteer at the Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County and enjoyed her membership in the Geib Knitting Group. 

She will be sadly missed by her family including her two sons, Tim (Paula) Foster of Dover and Ted (Carol) Foster of Strasburg; nine grandchildren, Erin Daga, Philip Foster, Corey Foster, Brian Foster, Alyssa Baker, Devyn Lawrence, Kellie Foster, Bailey Sokowoski, and Ellyce Foster along with twelve great grandchildren. 

Funeral services celebrating Polly’s life will be held Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 beginning at 10:00am in the St. John United Church of Christ in Strasburg with Rev. Jason Rissler officiating. Interment will be in the Grandview Union Cemetery in Strasburg. Friends may call at the church on Thursday from 5-8pm. Those unable to attend can sign the online guestbook at

The Toland-Herzig Funeral Home is Strasburg is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the St. John United Church of Christ, 516 N. Wooster Ave., Strasburg, Ohio 44680 or the Community Hospice (Truman) House, 716 Commercial Ave. S.W., New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

Toland-Herzig Funeral Homes & Crematory
803 North Wooster Avenue
Dover, Ohio 44622