She was born September 13, 1944 in Antoine, Arkansas to the Hercul Lee and Velma Pate Foster. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. She was a “Spitfire” and will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.
She is survived by mother and step-father Velma and Clifton Foster of Mena, Arkansas; children Debbie Bartow and Michael Putman of Mena, Arkansas, Renay Gillean and husband Patrick of Mena, Arkansas, Marty Henry of Mena, Arkansas, Wendell Bartow, III and wife Amy of Mena, Arkansas, Michael Henry and wife Lorrie of Mena, Arkansas; grandchildren Maranda McKenzie and husband Michael of Cabot, Arkansas, Tyler Murphy of Mena, Arkansas, Jason Margraf of Texas, Chance Strother of Bixby, Oklahoma, Allen Henry and wife Amber of Mena, Arkansas, Tori Stockton and husband Matthew of Mena, Arkansas, Tanesha Chambers and husband Travis of Mena, Arkansas, Shelby Bartow and wife Emily of Mena, Arkansas, Chandler Bartow of Mena, Arkansas, Cameran Bartow of Mena, Arkansas, Amanda Parson and Ben Munoz of Mena, Arkansas, Jason Parsons of Paris, Arkansas, Dennis Parsons of Fayetteville, Arkansas; great-grandchildren Zachary, Matthew and Mikka McKenzie, Greg Margraf, Taylor Brumley, Lane and Hunter Henry, Bryson Stockton, Ryleigh, Levi, Logan and Wendelynn Chambers, Kenley Ruskin, Jaxon and Ava Munoz, and Jocelyn, Jerrin, Addison and Beau Parsons; brothers and sisters Randy Foster and wife Regina of Mena, Arkansas, Andy Foster of Ponder, Texas, Pam Miller and husband David of Mena, Arkansas, Geraldine Haddix and husband Allen of Russellville, Arkansas, Walter Lee and wife Ginger of Dover, Arkansas, Jeff Lee and wife Tina Russellville, Arkansas, Glen Lee of Russellville, Arkansas, Mary Wilson and husband Phillip of Dover, Arkansas, Ola May and husband Don of Murfreesboro, Arkansas.
She was preceded in death by her father Hercul Lee; a brother Gaylon Lee; a son Wendell Franklin Bartow, II; and a grandson, Nathan Michael Putman.
Funeral services will be Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Beasley-Wood Chapel with interment following in Old Dallas Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Wednesday evening, November 6th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Jason Parsons, Chance Strother, Jason Margraf, Tyler Murphy, Shelby Bartow, Allen Henry, Jeremy Miller, Damon Miller, Michael Putman – Alternate.
Online obituary available at www.beasleywoodfuneralhome.com.