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Foster, Barbara Lou

Foster, Barbara Lou

August 7, 1938 — December 19, 2020

Barbara Lou Foster, 82, Independence, MO passed away Saturday, December 19, 2020. Private Family Services and burial in Memorial Park Cemetery on Tuesday, December 22, 2020. A Celebration of Barbara's Life will be held at a later time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Barbara Foster to the Alzheimers Association, www.alz.org.

Barbara was born August 7, 1938 in Anabel, MO. She was a 1957 Graduate of East High School. She married the love of her life, Richard L. Foster on June 22, 1957. They were married for 47 years before he passed away in 2004.

Mom was most proud of her family. As a stay-at-home mom, she put all of her love and energy into taking care of her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed Country Music, taking long car rides with our dad, going on vacation, and spending time with family and friends. She was a member of the Baptist Church. She was funny and would make us laugh with her silliness. She was excellent at cooking and baking. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile and happy disposition.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Lowell Grady and Lola Mae Keel, her husband, Richard L Foster, and her sister, Margie Sue Chiles. She is survived by her 5 children, Karen Purkey, Diana (Bruce) Carver, Tammy (Steve) Lomax, Richard (Diane) Foster and Anna (Chris) Daub, her 9 grandchildren, Jason Gerdeman, Aimee Cottrell, Matthew Cooper, Steve Lomax Jr., Jesse Carver, Dylan Foster, Sarah Severn, Ashley Daub and Andrew Daub, her 9 great-grandchildren, Shelby Fitzpatrick, Bradley Fitzpatrick, Reagan Rouse, Ella Fitzpatrick, Riley Cooper, Joslyn Gerdeman, Reese Cooper, Maclin Lomax and Korbin Lomax (due in March 2021). She is also survived by her sister, Charlotte Ann Teel and many nieces and nephews.

Service Information

Private Family Services and burial in Memorial Park Cemetery on Tuesday, December 22, 2020. A Celebration of Barbara’s Life will be held at a later time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Barbara Foster to the Alzheimers Association, www.alz.org.

Foster, Barbara Lou's Guestbook

When I was a kid growing up, my Aunt Barbara Lou was always a good time. She had a wacky sense of humor and an infectious laugh that could never fail to brighten the most dismal or joyous of times. I remember her and Charlotte Ann helping get us kids into homemade costumes to go out trick-or-treating in the neighborhood back in the innocent days when it was still OK to go inside people's houses and OK to take homemade treats. That has been many many years ago, but I suspect her childlike spirit lived on. I pray it was so. Love and comfort to all her family and friends.

Becky Lasswell

Her bright smile will be missed. She was so proud of her children and their families.

Mary Lomax

Send our hugs, prayers and peace to Tammy and her family.

Laurie Barksdale and Family

I have so many wonderful memories of Aunt Barbara. She was a fun, loving and caring person and big part of our lives growing up. She will be missed but never forgotten. My thoughts are with you all.

Rosie Foster

She was a wonderful woman. She will be missed

Laura L Hardman

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