Rachel Ann (Foster) Stella
|Father||Albert James Foster (1907-2007)|
|Mother||Daisy Opal Dixon (1913-)|
Rachel was a member of the Sackett Family Association.
Children of Rachel Ann (Foster) Stella and Brian Dean Blue
Rachel Stella Obituary
Richmond, Ind. – Rachel A. Stella, age 77, of Richmond, Indiana, died Saturday, May 6, 2023, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.
Born March 17, 1946, in Columbus, Georgia, to Albert L. and Daisy Dixon Foster, Rachel was a resident of this community for most of her life. She was a 1964 graduate of Richmond High School. Rachel retired from Stride Rite Corp. after 30+ years of service. She was a member of Christ United Church and taught Bible study for many years. Rachel was a Sunday School and Children's Sunday School teacher, as well as confirmation and vacation Bible School. She volunteered at various nursing homes. Rachel was a member of The Society of Indiana Pioneers and DAR and also volunteered at the Wayne County Historical Museum. Her Great-great grandfather, David F. Sackett, was the first doctor and recorder in Wayne County, Indiana in 1809. Rachel's greatest pleasure was spending time with family.
Survivors include her husband, Michael Stella; sons, David Blue of Richmond, Indiana, and Chris (Tammy) Blue, of Greenwood, South Carolina; grandsons, Logan (Alisha) Blue, Michael (Amanda) Blue, Neal Drew, Eli Blue, Jacob Drew, Tyler (Anna) Fehlinger, and Trent (Kaleigh) Fehlinger; 11 great grandchildren; and many friends, including special friend, Penny Cordell.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and daughter, Diane Blue, who died in 2016.
A funeral service for Rachel A. Stella will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ United Church, 3430 Backmeyer Road, Richmond, Indiana.
Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
—Legacy.com, 7 May 2023
Notes & Citations
- Palladium-Item, Richmond, Indiana (Newspapers.com image), 7 Feb 1965, p 6, "Mr. and Mrs. Albert J. Foster, 31 South West Sixteenth St., announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Ann, to Brian Dean Blue, son of Mrs. Carol Blue of 1118 South G St. Miss Foster and Mr. Blue are graduates of Richmond Senior High School. Mr. Blue is employed at the First Federal Savings and Loan Association. The wedding is planned by the couple for Feb. 27 at Central Methodist Church."
- "Ohio, U.S., Divorce Abstracts, 1962-2007" (Ancestry transcript).
- "Indiana, U.S., Marriage Certificates, 1960-2012" (Ancestry transcript).
|Sackett line||10th great-granddaughter of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet|
|Charts||Line 3a (American)|
|Last Edited||13 Aug 2023|