POCAHONTAS, Ark. -- Edna B. Foster, 102, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Aug. 29, 2008, at the Randolph County Nursing Home.
Born Jan. 27, 1906, at Eleven Point, daughter of the late James Walter and Harriett Stubblefield England, she was a graduate of Maynard Baptist Academy and attended Harding College at Morrilton and Arkansas A&M College in Jonesboro.
On Dec. 19,1925, in Pocahontas, she married C.R. "Pete" Foster. They both taught school in Arkansas until 1935 when they moved to Sikeston. They were in the grocery business for many years.
She was a member of the First Christian Chruch in Sikeston, a longtime member of the Sikeston Business and Professional Women's Club, a member of the Sikeston Chapter of 137 Order of the Eastern Star and a gray lady at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston for 18 years. She loved volunteering very much.
She is survived by: one son and daughter-in-law, Jake and Betty Foster of Pocahontas; two granddaughters and their spouses, Mindy and David Golliher of Atlanta and Dr. Beverly Foster and T. Martin Davis of Little Rock; two sisters, Kathleen Sloan of Sikeston and Dortha Jane Hedge of Jackson, Mo.; and four great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her husband and one brother, James W. England.
Graveside services were Monday at the Foster Cemetery at Maynard with Fred Hunter officiating.
McNabb Funeral Home of Pocahontas was in charge of arrangements.