OBITUARY

Debbie Knaupe Foster

April 13, 1960March 1, 2019
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Debbie Knaupe Foster, 58, of Texarkana, TX passed away March 1, 2019 in a local hospital. Mrs. Foster was born April 13, 1960 in Howell, MI. Debbie was Episcopalian and she loved her Lord. She was loving and kind with a contagious sense of humor. She always put her family first. She was a special, Daughter, Sister, Mother, Grandmother, and friend. With a heart as big as the sky.

Survivors include her spouse, Russ Foster of Texarkana; parents, Jeanne and Dwight Brandon of Wake Village, TX and Gary and Debbie Knaupe of Texarkana, AR; two brothers and sisters-in-law: Gary and Emily Knaupe of Texarkana, Gregg and Allison Knaupe of Austin; two daughters and sons-in-law: Brandi and Ricky Whitfield of Hooks and April and Tyrone Venable of Texarkana; one son and daughter-in-law: Bob and Farin Hearnsberger of Texarkana; grandmother: Carolyn Sanders of Texarkana, AR; eight grandchildren; four nephews; three aunts: Marilyn Probstfeld of Texarkana, Sandy Vann of Lufkin and Pam Fenis of Texarkana; and two uncles: Robert Probstfeld of Reeds Springs, MO and James Knaupe of Michigan.

Special Thank You to Christus St. Michael ICU and Dierksen Memorial Hospice.

Memorial Service will be 1 p.m., Saturday, March 9, 2019 at East Memorial Chapel - Moores Lane with Bro. Chris Shupe officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of East Funeral Home - Moores Lane.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital, 1 Children's Way, Little Rock, AR 72202.

Online tributes may be made at www.eastfuneralhomes.com.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 9, 2019
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Debbie Knaupe Foster

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Valencia Bickerstaff

March 8, 2019

Debbie, was a wonderful person. I will miss our brief conversations in the elevator. I especially enjoyed her talking about her grandchildren. You will be missed my friend, and coworker.

Kim Palmore

March 7, 2019

Debbie, a beautiful soul, her smile was a reflection of her heart and I never seen her without it. She always spoke no matter where I seen her. The last time I ran across her was at the mall and we hugged and had a brief discussion about Collom and Carney , softball, and our precious Grandchildren... I loved running into her. I will always remember her laugh, and bright smile. Prayers for her friends and family.
Kim Palmore

Lee Talaska

March 6, 2019

The Knaupe's were family to me. Debbie will be deeply missed and was like a sister to me. Very very funny and full of laughter. Never a dull moment. All the memories at State Line Gulf where everyone hung out. We watched MTV and laughed so much. The last time I have seen Debbie was at Sam's Club and we talked for about an hour reminiscing the past. My prayers go out to the Knaupe's. A very kind and loving family! God Bless.

Lee Talaska

Terry Holderness McAdams

March 6, 2019

I'm so very sorry for your family's loss. I met Debbie in junior high and remember another friend and I riding our bikes from State Line to y'alls house to visit with Debbie several times one summer. I had a nickname for her, Debbie "K" "Napp". She was so kind to everyone. Love and prayers to you each of you.

Joyce Scallish

March 5, 2019

Debbie and I often ended up at the hair salon on the same day! That was when we'd do our "catching up" on happenings since our last appointments! She was one of the friendliest and nicest people that I ever had the pleasure to meet. I never saw her do anything but smile! I'm so glad to have known someone so kind. My condolences to her family.

Carhy Tidwell

March 5, 2019

I only briefly knew Debbie but I remember her laugh. It was so infectious and real ! It touched her eyes every smile. Prayers for family and friends.

Shyanne Tims

March 5, 2019

We weren't related by blood, but blood isn't what makes family, is it?
You were one of the greatest people I've ever known and I will miss our little talks and playful banter. You were always so funny, you and uncle russ have always looked out for us and I'm grateful you and my dad can look out for all of us from Heaven. I'm grateful for the times we've had, and for the greatest neighbor anyone could ask for, you were such a light to everyone you've come into contact with and truly a blessing fo all of us. Stay groovy, aunt deb. I love you.

Moria White

March 4, 2019

There is so much to be said about Debbie! She was the funniest girl I knew. I called her "Big Fine Mama"! 😊. She loved her family and her friends dearly. She will be missed...

Billie Renfro

March 4, 2019

Debbie was a special lady. She always had a smile ,hello and how are you every time you saw her.

Praying for family and friends.
God bless

Suzanne Sizemore Orrick

March 4, 2019

Gary, Jeanne, Gary & Gregg

You are in my thoughts and prayers...Debbie was such a treasure...may you take comfort knowing that she is enfolded in God's arms now... I remember all the fun times with you all, but especially Debbie...she was a vibrant girl & lived her life with passion...there is another star in the sky tonight....

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