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Man Found Dead In His Home

   Thomas F. Foust, 48 years old, was found dead in the living room by his wife, Mrs. Mary Foust, 38, when she returned to their home, 424 North Post Road, about 6:05 i p.m. p.m. yesterday, a deputy sheriff said.
   Deputy William R. Tow, who said a note was found, said the death evidently was a suicide. The house was closed, the door between the adjoining garage and house was open and the auto's engine was running, he said. Gas fumes filled the house, Tow reported. The couple had five children.

[The Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis, IN, 18 Jun 1966, Sat, First Edition, Page 29]

[courtesy of "TASM"]

Grave marker for Thomas F. Foust in Section J, Washington Park East Cemetery, Indianapolis (Marion county), Indiana.

Thomas enlisted in the Army at Fort Benjamin Harrison, IN on 15 March 1943.

On 23 April 1945, Pvt Foust was transferred from the 51st Reinforcement Battalion to Company B, 508th PIR.



   Mr. Thomas F. Foust, husband of Mary Foust, father of Pamela, Marsha, Linda, Thomas M., and Daniel Foust, of Indpls., and Kenneth Foust, Azusa, Calif.; brother of Harry, Abe, Jesse and Frank Foust and Lucille Hanson, Evelynn Hall, Daisy Underwood and Myrtle Waits. Services Tuesday, 10 a.m., from SHIRLEY BROS. IRVINGTON HILL CHAPEL, 5377 E. Wash. St. Calling after 4 p.m. Sunday.

[The Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis, IN, 18 Jun 1966, Sat, Main Edition, Page 21]

Funeral Tuesday For T.F. Foust

   Funeral services for Thomas F. Foust, 47 years old, a test man for Indiana Bell Telephone Company 19 years, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Shirley Brothers Irving Hill Chapel. Burial will be in Washington Park East Cemetery.
   He died Friday in his home. 424 North Post Road. Death was attributed to carbon monoxide poisoning.
   A lifelong Indianapolis resident, and World War II veteran, he was a member of the Franklin Road Baptist Church, Leo Welch American Legion Post 495 and was past commander of the Bell Telephone American Legion Post.
   He had served as a referee and umpire in amateur basketball and baseball.
   Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mary Foust; three daughters, Pamela, Marsha and Linda, all at home; three sons, Thomas M. and Daniel Foust both of Indianapolis, and Kenneth Foust of Azusa, Calif; four brothers, Harry, Abe, Jesse and Frank Foust: four sisters, Mrs. Lucille Hanson, Mrs. Evelynn Hall, Mrs. Daisy Underwood and Mrs. Myrtle Waits, all of Indianapolis.

[The Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis, IN, 20 Jun 1966, Mon, First Edition, Page 33]

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