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Des Moines Register
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
July 01, 2004

OBITUARY ~ KAY F. FOSTER, DES MOINES

Kay Frances DUDGEON FOSTER, 68, was born July 28, 1935, in Littlefork, Minnesota. She departed this life at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, on June 29, 2004, after a courageous battle with emphysema and ovarian and breast cancer. Her family was at her bedside. Visitation will be held Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hamilton's Funeral Home on Lyon. Funeral services will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at Hope Church of the Nazarene in Ankeny with burial services to follow in Maple Row Cemetery in Kellerton, Iowa.

Kay was the daugher of Rolland Francis DUDGEON and Viola Leona LARSON. She grew up in northern Minnesota, the oldest of five children. She was the "big sister" to four younger brothers, and she often shared loving stories of torment and teasing tha ther little brothers bestowed upon her.

Kay as united in marriage to Charles William FOSTER on June 22, 1956. She was a homemaker and took great pride in taking care of her family. She enjoyed doing word search puzzles and jigsaw puzzles and loved playing Canasta with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed watching "Wheel of Fortune," the "Lawrence Welk Show," and the "Grand Old Opry." She enjoyed teh music of Alan Jackson and Bill Anderson, and her favorite actor was Paul Newman.

Kay was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; her parents, Rolland Francis DUDGEON and Viola Leona LARSON KUSCH; her son, Michael Dean FOSTER; her stepson, Gary William FOSTER; and her granddaughter, Crystal Lynn FOSTER.

She is survived by two sons, Larry FOSTER of Crawfordsville, Indiana, and his wife, Sylvia, and Randy FOSTER of Des Moines, and his wife, Kathy; her daughter, Tammra, of West Des Moines; her stepson Royce FOSTER of Darlington, Indiana, and his wife, Peggy; two stepdaughters, Myrna FOSTER of Des Moines and Cheryl MUNSON of Ankeny; two granddaughters, Sarah FOSTER and Elizabeth FOSTER of Crawfordsville, Indiana; three grandsons, Aric PAVLICEK and Jared PAVLICEK of West Des Moines and Isaiah FOSTER of Crawfordsville, Indians; two step-granddaughters, Shannon HARMON of Darlington, Indiana and Tina FREY of Madric; one step-grandson, Scott FOSTER of LaPorte, Indiana; three step-great-granddaughters, Sarah PARKER of Greentown, Indiana and Chloe KING and Cara FREY of Madrid; and two step-great-grandsons, Clayton FREY of Madrid and Taylor SLOAN of Darlington, Indiana; four brothers, Leon DUDGEON of Kansas City, Missouri; Duane DUDGEON of Monticello, Minnesota, Alton KUSCH of Des Moines, and Leslie GLOVER of Ankeny; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Lung Association.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, May of 2012

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