Lena Foster

Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Lena Foster

Lena Opha Mabuce Foster, 94, of Springfield, Mo., died Monday, May 26, 2008, at her home.

She was born Aug. 12, 1913, in Marquand, Mo., daughter of Frederick and Denny Hahn Mabuce. She and Glenn A. Foster were married Aug. 14, 1937, in Kansas City, Mo. He died May 2, 1998.

Foster was a member of First Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau. She graduated from Missouri Baptist Nursing School in 1934. She had been employed at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was a practicing registered nurse 44 years. She was a nursing home inspector for the state of Missouri until she retired. She moved from Jackson to Springfield in 2001.

Survivors include three sons, Paul Foster and wife Lee of Nixa, Mo., Glenn Foster Jr. and wife Jo of Terre Haute, Ind., James Foster of Nixa; a special friend, Karen Fraley of Springfield; 10 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a sister.

Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home today from 11 a.m. to service time.

The service will be at 1 p.m. today at the funeral home, with the Rev. Bruce Gentry officiating. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.