Everett “Chip” Foust
Everett “Chip” Foust

DELPHOS, Ohio — Everett “Chip” Foust, 60, of Delphos, passed away Friday, June 27, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Oct. 14, 1953, in Fort Meade, Maryland, to William and Norma Jean (Arnold) Foust. His mother survives in Delphos.

On July 15, 1978, he married Barbara (Copeland) Foust, who survives in Delphos.

Surviving also are two daughters: Ann (Shannon Strayer) Kohorst and Justice (Jason) Place, both of Delphos; a brother: Scott (Mary Jo) Foust of Delphos; mother-in-law: Betty Copeland of Delphos; seven grandchildren: Emily (Ricky) Davis of Salisbury, North Carolina, Phoelix Kohorst of Hendersonville, North Carolina, Daisley Kohorst of Lima, Rook Kohorst of Delphos, Hudson Place, Opal Place and Ella Place of Delphos; two sisters-in-law: Nancy (Dennis) Flanagan of Taylorville, Illinois, and Wanda (Gene) Haase of Elida; brother-in-law: Larry (Jane) Copeland of Delphos; four nephews: James (Anna) Flanagan of Taylorville, Illinois, Larry Copeland Jr. and Michael Copeland, both of Delphos, Nathan Haase of Elida; three nieces: Kimberly (Allen) Alewiet of Rochester, Illinois, Tracy (Tim) Kantner and Jennifer (Drew) Schaffner, both of Delphos, and an uncle: James (Marlice) Foust of Germany.

He was preceded in death by his father: William Foust; a father-in-law: George “Bob” Copeland; two nephews: Scot and Cory Foust; maternal grandparents: Everett and Hilda Arnold, and paternal grandparents: Melvin and Beatrice Foust.

Chip worked at Monsanto of Lima, National Seal in Van Wert, GKN in Van Wert, Lima Tank Plant, Dana Corporation in Lima and at Crown Equipment Corporation in New Bremen. He served in the United States Army from 1971-1973, stationed in Bamberg, Germany. He was member of IHRA and NHRA, and the Delphos Connection Race Team, being the track champion in 2005 at MCIR. He was also a member of the Delphos Corvette Club. He participated in and enjoyed going to numerous car shows. In his younger years he was a world traveler, having resided in many states and countries including Germany and Japan. He especially loved spending time with his family, always looking forward to time with his grandchildren whom he loved so very much. Chip was a friend to all, a stranger to nobody. Chip was especially proud to be a “Donor of Life.”

A celebration of Chip’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 2 with military honors following the service at Strayer Funeral Home, 1840 E. Fifth St., Delphos. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1 and an hour before the service on Wednesday.

Memorial contributions are in benevolence of the family.

Online condolences may be shared at www.strayerfuneralhome.com.