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Manitta Kay Foster

Manitta-Foster-Pic-1Manitta Kay Foster, age 76, of Mena, died Thursday, May 5, 2016 at her home.  She was born on Monday, November 20, 1939 to Rex Elno and Virginia May Ball Foster in Pontiac, Michigan.

Manitta was an accomplished potter with a beautiful, unique artistic sense of style.  She loved to travel and explore out of the way places.  She lived in many wonderful places including Michigan, California, Florida, Virginia, Washington, Alabama and Arkansas.  She loved nature and was especially drawn to water, rivers, lakes, oceans and the Gulf of Mexico.  She collected rocks from every place she visited and they all had a story to tell.  She proudly displayed them in her beautiful gardens which will now grace the gardens of her children and siblings.

Manitta is survived by, her six children, Bret Hammett of Michigan, Virginia Gerbino of California, Karen Quirk of Arkansas, Sally Swenson of Michigan, Zachary Bond of California and Sarah Bond of Texas; her siblings, Maureen Morril of Michigan, Mark Foster of Oregon, Melinda Braden of California, Mathew Foster of Arkansas and Melanie Bowles of Georgia; twelve grandchildren; one great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by, her parents.

Per Mannita request, there will be no memorial service, but her ashes will be spread by her family at some of her favorite places all over the country. She was a gentle soul and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Cremation services have been entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.

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