DODGE CITY — Kathleen Foster, 90, died Sept. 24, 2015, at Trinity Manor Nursing Home in Dodge City.
Born on Nov. 12, 1924, near Offerle, she was the daughter of Anthony J. and Lilla (Mills) Thennes. She grew up in the Offerle area, then moved north of Kinsley. She attended elementary school in a country school, and later attended and graduated from Kinsley High School in 1943. She worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in Kinsley for a period. On April 19, 1953, she married Donald Foster in Kinsley. He preceded her in death on Jan. 30, 2013. She later moved to the Sublette, Satanta area. She ironed clothes before becoming employed with J.C. Penney for 16 years. She enjoyed arts and crafts, drawing and painting, and loved square dancing, participating in that activity for 35 years. She also enjoyed making baby caps for Western Plains Medical Complex.
Mrs. Foster was a member of the Pink Ladies at Western Plains Medical Complex in Dodge City for 15 years, and was also a regular blood donor to the American Red Cross, giving 21 gallons of blood. She was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church of Dodge City and a member of the Builders Class, and the church extension unit.
Survivors include four sons, Joe Ausmus, Dodge City; Darrell Foster, Westminster, Colo.; Douglas Foster, Yucaipa, Calif.; and Kyle Foster, Mentone, Calif.; 7 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church in Dodge City with the Rev. Jerre Nolte presiding. Burial will follow at the Kansas Veterans Cemetery in Fort Dodge. Visitation will be held from noon to 8 p.m. on Monday. at Swaim Funeral Home in Dodge City.
Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church or Hospice of the Prairie, both in Dodge City in care of the funeral home.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Swaim Funeral Home*
1901 6th Avenue
Dodge City, KS. 67801
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Sept. 27, 2015