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Kraft Funeral Service

708 East Spring Street, New Albany, IN

OBITUARY

Gloria Jean Foster

March 12, 1941August 10, 2019
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Gloria Jean Foster, 78, of Clarksville, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Clark Memorial Hospital. She was born on March 12, 1941 in Louisville, Kentucky to the late Carl Jenkins and Margaret Jenkins Gray. She was a member of the DAR and a avid Elvis fan. She loved traveling to Gatlinburg and spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth L. Foster; two great grandchildren, Christian and Nathaniel Higginbottom; her step father, Stanley Gray; and step mother, Edith Jenkins.

She is survived by her children, Debi Blanton (Danny), Nina Higginbottom (Cleston), James Foster (Margaret) and Wendy Sorg (Sam Puckett); grandchildren, Kenneth Higginbottom, Lucas Higginbottom, Korey Wayne Sorg, Kara Foster, Kayla Foster, Terra Carter, Jennifer Casey, John Paul Blanton, Danyell Wells and Jennifer Pingry Holcolmb; 18 great-grandchildren; siblings, Glen Gray (Gloria), Charlie Gray (Michelle Swinehart), Wanda Lawrence (Dennis), Vicki Gable, and Marlene Phelps (Jim) and two cousins, Lila Greenwell and Donna Hines.

A service to celebrate her life will be conducted at 11:00 am on Friday, August 16, 2019 at Kraft Funeral Service, 708 East Spring Street, New Albany. Visitation will be from 2-8 pm on both Wednesday August 14, 2019 and Thursday, August 15, 2019 at the funeral home.

  • FAMILY

  • She is survived by her children, Debi Blanton (Danny), Nina Higginbottom (Cleston), James Foster (Margaret) and Wendy Sorg (Sam Puckett); grandchildren, Kenneth Higginbottom, Lucas Higginbottom, Korey Wayne Sorg, Kara Foster, Kayla Foster, Terra Carter, Jennifer Casey, John Paul Blanton, Danyell Wells and Jennifer Pingry Holcolmb; 18 great-grandchildren; siblings, Glen Gray (Gloria), Charlie Gray (Michelle Swinehart), Wanda Lawrence (Dennis), Vicki Gable, and Marlene Phelps (Jim) and two cousins, Lila Greenwell and Donna Hines.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, August 14, 2019
  • Visitation Thursday, August 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 16, 2019

Memories

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Marlene Phelps

August 12, 2019

I Lovemy sister so much even though we did not get to see each other like I would had loved too.
Our lives becomes so busy thèse days that we do not make the time that we should. I Love my sister. She will always be deep in my heart.

Barbara Spencer

August 11, 2019

We went to Gatlinburg and had a great time her Nina and i.plus we went to see korey play a few times ,she was like a MOM to me and I loved her she was family and you well be missed fly high sweet beautiful lady

Kara Foster

August 10, 2019

One of my fav memories with you is when you and I spent hours talking about life years ago in Gatlinburg . About your life , when you were a single mom and has to care for the kids by yourself . You helped me learn that it was ok to be on my own and to be alone during a very sad time in my life(divorce). You told me some valuable lessons and gave me words of wisdom that I will never forget . I love you very much and will miss your sweet sweet personality .
I Love always
Kara

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Biography

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free


To follow the path God made for me.

I took His hand when I heard Him call.

I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,

To love, to laugh, to work or play.

Tasks left undone must stay that way,

For I found peace at last, that day.

If my parting has left a void,

Then fill it with remembering joy.

A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,

Oh yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with hearts of sorrow.

My wish for you is the hope of tomorrow.

My life’s been full, I’ve savored much,

Good friends, good times,

a loved one’s touch.

Perhaps my time seemed much too brief,

Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.

Lift up your heart and share with me,

God wants me now --- He’s set me free.