Jack William Foster, age 94, of rural
Lamar, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017 while visiting family in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Jack was born September 6, 1922, in Dade County, Missouri,
to John and Ramola (Leivan) Foster. He
entered the U.S. Army in 1942 and served in the European Theater during World
War II. Returning home in 1946, Jack
trained in diamond setting, clock repair and engraving, preparing him for a
long and enjoyable career as a jeweler.
On October 8, 1945, he married Maxine Glass and they made their home in Kansas City, Clay
Center, and Atchison, Kansas.
After retiring in 1987, Jack and Maxine
moved to Barton County, where Jack shared the abundance
of his vegetable gardens with family, neighbors, and friends. As long as their health permitted, they
attended and appreciated the fellowship of Grace Christian Assembly near
Survivors include Maxine, his wife of
nearly 72 years; two sons, Jewell (Gynith) Foster, Fort Smith, Arkansas and
Terry (Carolyn) Foster, Blanchard, Oklahoma; a daughter, Rosalyna Kay Foster,
Lamar; a sister-in-law, Maxine Foster, Lawrence, Kansas; six grandchildren,
Javanna (Jason) Wood, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Deanna (Jimmy) Ramsey, Fort
Smith; Jonathan (Jennifer) Foster, Conway, Arkansas, Nathan (Joyce) Pipes,
Rockdale, Texas, Linda Lou (Carl) Hancik, Chuluota, Florida, and Rebecca Sue (Allan)
Piercy, Canute, Oklahoma; 18 great-grandchildren; and nine
Jack was preceded in death by his parents;
a brother, Virgil Foster; a sister, Bertha Foster; a granddaughter, Charlene
Swaim; two grandsons, Zachary Pipes and Ayden Wood; and two great-great
Funeral services will be held at
1:30 Friday, May 26th at Daniel Funeral Home.
Burial with military honors will be in St. James Cemetery north of Milford, Missouri.
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