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     George Franklin Foster, age 75, of Lamar, passed away Friday, October 3, 2008 at Freeman Hospital West in Joplin.


     George was born August 18, 1933, at Kansas City, Missouri, the only child of Claud and Julia (Strickler) Foster.  After graduating from North East High School in Kansas City, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1952 until 1956.  George continued his education, earning a bachelor’s degree from Wichita State and a masters degree from Missouri Central State College.  He taught industrial arts at Westport High School in Kansas City, Greenfield High School and Lamar High School for a total of 30 years, retiring in 1993.  He was a member of First Christian Church of Lamar.


     On May 29, 1952, at Kansas City, Missouri, George married Charlene M. Howard, and she survives.  Also surviving are a son, Mark & wife Kris Ann Foster, Olathe, Kansas; three daughters, Diana Rutledge, Joplin, Terri & husband Terry Siems, Leavenworth, Kansas, and Angela & husband John Bryant, Sheldon; eleven grandchildren, Emily McGrew, George Siems, Adam Siems, Amanda Thomas, Alicia Gardner, Ryan Foster, Nick Foster, Josh Foster, Amber Rutledge, John Bryant, Travis Bryant; and four great-grandchildren, Avalon McGrew, Kinleigh Gardner, Billy Foster, and Lily Thomas.


     A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, October 11th at The First Christian Church in Lamar with Rob Wilson officiating.  Military honors will be conducted by Lamar V.F.W. Post 3691.


     Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church of Lamar, in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


This obituary may be viewed and condolences sent @ Daniel Funeral


#1 Kelley 2008-10-08 18:17
I'm so sorry for your lost. I know, I did it last year. George was such a wonderful character and he loved you all so much. I'm with you all in spirit. Diana, Angela, Mark & KrisAnn, Terri, Emily all of you, God bless and give you peace.


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