Geraldine Hilgenbrinck Foust

Geraldine “Gerry” Hilgenbrinck Foust, 88, of Hannibal, MO, passed away peacefully at 11:55 AM Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Palmyra, MO.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM, Monday, January 18, 2021, at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal, MO. Rev. Dewayne Lorenson will officiate. Burial will be at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal, MO.

Friends and Family are invited to Gerry’s Life Celebration at a visitation that will be from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Monday, January 18, 2021 at the funeral home.

Gerry was born September 12, 1932, in Quincy, IL to Herman Hilgenbrinck and Marie Maas Hilgenbrinck. She was married to Earl V. Foust on February 12, 1955. He preceded her in death on March 6, 1990.

Survivors include her 4 children: Debbra Scott (Ronald) of Hannibal, MO, Rodney Foust of Hannibal, MO, Jerome Foust (Valerie) of Hannibal, MO, and Jeffery Foust of Hannibal, MO; 1 brother, William “Bill” Hilgenbrinck of Ursa, IL; 9 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Gerry was preceded in death by her parents; 1 daughter, Penny Foust; 1 sister, Marilyn Starman; and 2 brothers, Robert and Donald Hilgenbrinck.

Professionally, Gerry was a waitress for many years at the Townhouse Restaurant in Hannibal, MO.

Gerry loved to travel and vacation with her husband, Earl. They enjoyed bus trips and adventures to California and Catalina Island. A lover of music Gerry loved to dance and enjoyed singing in a local women’s choir in her younger years. Most of all Gerry simply took pleasure in the moments she shared with her family and friends.

Gerry was a Catholic by faith.

Pallbearers will be Jeffery Foust, Scott Foust, Joshua Foust, Jerome Foust, Kameron Foust, and Rodney Foust.

Memorial contributions may be made to Maple Lawn Nursing Home Activities Fund.

Online condolences may be shared and video tribute may be viewed at

Recommended for you