Skip to content

Lynn Foraker

Lynn Foraker, age 77, of Caldwell, Ohio, died Monday, September 6, 2021, at Genesis Hospital in Zanesville. She was born October 2, 1943, in Cambridge, daughter of the late Loyal Pete and Edrie Pearl Boyd Craft. Lynn was a 1961 graduate of Caldwell High School. For many years she was employed by local bakeries, including Gateway Market and The Bakery on the square in Caldwell. She did babysitting in her home for many years, and she also baked and decorated cakes out of her home. She was a member of the First Church of Christ in Caldwell, where she sang in the choir, was a member of the Worthwhile and Young at Heart Sunday School classes, organized greeters and communion preparation, and helped with Vacation Bible School. She was a longtime member of Noble County Performing Arts. Lynn enjoyed making ceramics and crafts, reading, and working crossword, word search, and jigsaw puzzles.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Ivan Eugene Foraker, whom she married January 1, 1962, and who died June 23, 1993; one sister, Leora Michel; and three brothers, Bill Craft, Tom Craft, and Benson Craft.

Surviving are her children, Vanessa K. (Dave) Stapert of Burns, Wyoming, and Todd A. Foraker of Marietta; her siblings, Carol (Rodney) Rohrbaugh of Caldwell and Doris “Dot” Barlock of Medina; a sister-in-law, Sharon Craft of Caldwell; a brother-in-law, Larry Foraker of New Market, Tennessee; several nieces and nephews; and a grand-cat, Buckeye.

Friends may call Thursday, September 9, 2021, from 5-8 p.m. at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, where the funeral service will be observed Friday, September 10 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Brent DeWees and Pastor Jim Garrett officiating. Burial will follow at Sharon Cemetery. Due to current Covid conditions, guests are asked to follow recommended safety guidelines at all gatherings. Memorial contributions may be made to First Church of Christ, 601 North Street, Caldwell, Ohio, 43724. An online guestbook may be signed at

1 Comment

  1. Peggy Wharton on September 10, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    Lynn was the big sister I never had! We worked t at Ryans and you could always tell when we worked together because theyre would be alot of laughter. She always had a smile and good word for everyone. We stayed in touch long after i changed jobs with lunches either at her house or mine or out with others. She was a beautiful soul inside and out. The angels gained a new singer for the choir! She will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to know her, my condolences to her children and family.

Leave a Comment