Barbara J. Foster
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Barbara J. Foster, age 84, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 1, 2019. Barbara was a devoted mom, sister, and colleague who leaves a strong legacy of her works, friendships and impact on many. Barbara was born on September 8, 1935 in Whitman, West Virginia, the second child of nine siblings. After graduating from her beloved alma mater, Aracoma High School, Barbara and family moved to Gary, IN in 1953. In her early career, Barbara worked in customer relations and sales at Spiegel's catalog company in Chicago and later worked within real estate and legal offices in Gary. By 1958, she transitioned to lead the small office at Fern Oaks Cemetery in Griffith, IN, and for more than 60 years, she provided dedicated service and support to generations of families and funeral directors in the region. She was an anchor and pillar of strength to all who were blessed to be helped by her, or to call her a friend and who loved her. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, devoted husband, Hubert Foster, and sisters, Helen Smith Givens, Mary L. Smith (Peggy) and Yvonne Anderson. She leaves to cherish her memory and example; son, Edward D. Robinson Jr. of Minneapolis, MN; daughter, Shawn M. Foster of Chicago, IL; two sisters, Vera (Henry) Pryor of Munford, TN, and Nancy (Kevin) Farr of Indianapolis, IN; three brothers, Henry "Tuddy" (Odell) Smith of Orlando, FL, Leroy (Jamesetta) Smith of Hot Springs, AR and Charles Smith of Pahrump, NV; two loving granddaughters, Ariana Flor-Parker and Alexa Flor-Robinson along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, devoted friends and classmates. Visitation, Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. with funeral services to follow at 2:00p.m. all services at the Guy & Allen Chapel 2959 West 11th Avenue. Interment Fern Oaks Cemetery.



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Published in Post-Tribune from Nov. 6 to Nov. 8, 2019.
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Curtis Nevils Jr.
November 9, 2019
To The Children and Family of Our Beloved Barbara Foster

It sadden my heart to hear of the loss; of my devoted friend, Barbara Foster. Your mom was liked and very much loved by all she met. And, she never meets a stranger. Barb was a Pillar in our community and a Saint to those in need. She cared for others as God gave her strength to endure. She often spoke about her classmates. But, her heart was loving her children and family. I will miss our conversations and I will cherish her words of wisdom. May you all be comforted in God promise to never leave nor forsaken us. Remembering, God has prepared a place for us!!!
I have relocated out of the area and unfortunately for me I will not be able to attend mom's funeral services but my prayers will be going up as blessings flowing down ... in comfort.of our loss!!! A God fearing woman .

God Bless

Beverly L. Davis and Family
Beverly Davis
November 9, 2019
To Vera & Family,
We give our deepest sympathy in the loss of Cousin Babbs. We will miss her dearly and love her always.Sadly but humbly submitted:
Cousin Mattie J. Donaldson and Girls
Mattie Donaldson
November 8, 2019
To Vera and Henry, and family members.The Smith Family and the Cross Family are life long friends, we are Family.May our heavenly Father grant Babs sweet rest in his Heavenly Kingdom.
Ken Cross
November 7, 2019
I will miss you.
Jason Nevils
November 7, 2019
Barbara rounds out my mother Gladys Nevils (Hunter) trio (Peggy, Yvonne) that I knew from birth. To say she was a part of my life and brother's life would be an understatement. She was always smiling. She avoid cameras at least mine like the plaque but I got one of her in May 1987 and shared it here. She'll be missed.
Curtis Nevils Jr.
November 7, 2019
Curtis Nevils Jr.
November 6, 2019
Miss you so much
Nancy
November 6, 2019
To Vera and family you have my deepest sympathy in the death but heavens gain of your beloved sister. May you find comfort in knowing that we share in your grief.
Jack and Myrtle Mateen
November 6, 2019
To Vera and family you have my deepest sympathy in the death but heavens gain of your beloved sister. May you find comfort in knowing that we share in your grief and praying for you and family.
Jack and Myrtle Mateen
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