Ima Dell Foss
February 3, 1926 – December 6, 2019
Ima Dell Foss, 93, of OKC passed from this life on December 6, 2019. Services have been entrusted to the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation and a service celebrating Ima’s will be held on Tues, December 17, 2019 at 10am at the Hillcrest Christian Church in S. OKC.
Ima was one of 9 kids born on February 3, 1926 in Loco, OK to Frank and Willie (Allen) Sutton. She grew up and attended high school in Loco. In the early 1940’s she married Calvin “Leon” Splawn, a Navy Frogman who served in during WWII. Following Leon’s discharge from the Navy, Ima, Leon, and their five children relocated to various parts of OK and TX following the oil boom. In 1957 the family moved to OKC. Ima purchased a home where she would reside for nearly six decades.
In the late 1970’s Ima met and married Darrell Foss. They spent 5 precious years together before Darrell’s unexpected passing. These were the happiest years of Ima’s life. She adored Darrell and never stopped smiling the entire time she was at his side. Following his death, Ima dedicated her life to caring for her children. She became an active member of the Hillcrest Christian Church where she volunteered at their food pantry. She made many wonderful friends at Hillcrest during her 40+ years as a member.
Ima was a kind and generous woman who always put others needs before her own. She stacked up on numerous items during her infamous shopping sprees because she loved to have plenty to share and give away to others. Faith in Jesus Christ was the cornerstone of her life and she loved being a prayer warrior for and a strong positive influence for her family.
She enjoyed traveling and was blessed to get to go to Florida, California, Chicago, the Virgin Islands, Mexico, and Hawaii.
She was a joyful and ornery woman who worked hard to bring a smile to others. Ima was strong willed and secure in herself. She was feisty, independent and lived on her own well into her 90’s. Above all, Ima was an amazing mother. She sincerely loved her children and had a special way of making each of them feel like they were an only child.
Ima Dell Foss was a loving mother, a caring sister, a proud grandmother, and a trusted friend who will certainly be missed by all who know her. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Darrell Foss, and seven of her beloved siblings. She is survived by her five children: Barry Lynn Splawn and wife Christina, Donne Gene Towler and husband Lee, Mark Allen Splawn and husband Shane Cox, Elizabeth Wood, and Lesa Staubus and husband Michael; a twin sister, Winna “Nell” Ward; as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and other beloved family and friends.
Condolences may be sent to the family via an online guestbook at www.advantagesouth.com
- Memorial Service Tuesday, December 17, 2019