Graveside service for Bessie Fay Foster, 55, Lawrence, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at Maple Grove Cemetery, Lecompton.
Mrs. Foster died Tuesday January 15, 2013 at her home.
She was born April 26, 1957, in Lawrence, the daughter of Floyd and Lottie Lotridge Rist. She graduated from High school at Lawrence High in 1975.
Bessie married Warren Foster on May 16, 1993, they later divorced.
Survivors include two daughters; Kristina and Kaitlyn Foster, Lawrence, her mother; Lottie Rist, Lawrence, two brothers; John and wife Terrie Rist, Surprise AZ, Richard and Janene Rist, Lawrence, Nieces and Nephew; Lauren Rist, Surprise, AZ, Jacob and wife Deni Barnes, Lawrence. Many Aunts and Uncles, Cousins and Friends, and can’t forget Kitty.
Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The family suggests memorials to the Bessie Fay Foster memorial fund, sent in care of the funeral home.
Messages & Condolences
Kristina and Kaitlyn- You are two of the most wonderful young women we’ve had the pleasure to know. I’m know your mom was incredibly proud of the brilliant, amazing, beautiful ladies you’ve become. We are so very sorry for your loss. Our hearts are with you constantly. Much love!
I worked with Bessie at Hallmark. She was always so kind and talked about her daughters all the time. She really loved her family. My deepest sympathies to her family.
We are so very sorry, Lottie. How difficult this is for you and your extended family to lose one so relatively young. We will certainly keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
John and family: We deeply regret the sudden loss of your sister,Bessie and also to other family members. It is hard to understand why people are taken from us,but find comfort in knowing you are a special part of our life as Bessie was in yours. May her sole rest in peace and God Bless.
Bessie always had a big smile and a great personally. She was a joy to talk to. My deepest sympathy and condolences to all in the family.
I love you mama. You’ll always be my mama. You’ll be in my heart forever. I remember your laugh, your smile, the you would scratch my head and I would just move my head away and make a funny noise, I remember the way you would tuck me in at night and kiss me goodnight. It would always be a “wet kiss” and I would always say “Ewwww!” and wipe it off. You used to do that when we were younger all of the time. You and I used to go got to town to escape the confines of the house and we would go out to eat and maybe do a little shopping. (I always dragged you to Target..You and Katie know how much I love Target.)You and I would cringe when Kaitlyn was getting a little too close to mailboxes or the curb, or how Kaitlyn and I didn’t slow enough to turn onto Elm Street going home. 🙂 So I would always make a point to slow down wayyyyyy too much (going, probably 5-10 miles an hour). You love the cat soooo much and she loves you. I love you and you love me. I will always be thinking of you. Kaitlyn loves you and I know you love her. Grandma loved you and you love her. Everyone loves you and you love everyone. 🙂 You are beautiful, loving, sweet, caring, and most of all, my mother. A sweet, caring, loving mother.
Rick and Family my thoughts and prayer are with you. May time heal the sorrow in your hearts. Bessie was a very kind lady and alway seem to give you a smile as she passed by. She will be missed here at Hallmark by alot of coworkers.
we worked with with your Mother at Hallmark always so friendly great to work with! Loved you girls showed pictures & telling of your accomplishments! sympathy, thoughts & prayers to all the family. God Bless all of you. Ralph, Mary Reschke & Family
I am so sorry about Bessie. We were in high school together. We also worked together at Hallmark Cards. Bessie was such a kind lady. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and close friends. Her girls were the light of her life.
We worked with Bessie at Hallmark for many years. What a sweet lady! She always had a kind word and a smile on her face. And she LOVED her daughters so much! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
We worked with Bessie at Hallmark for many years. What a sweet lady! She always had a kind word and a smile on her face. And she LOVED her daughters so much! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Our prayers are with you all so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother, she was a very sweet lady. Love Aunt DG and Grandma Jane
Bessie was one of the sweetest and kindhearted people I have ever known. Kaitlyn and Kristina, you were the light of your Momma’s life. She loved you more than anything in this world and I hope she knew how much it meant to me for her to allow me to be a part of your lives….and hers. She was a good friend to me and I will miss her dearly. To Lottie, Rick, and John and the rest of the family, my most heartfelt condolences to all of you.
We send our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers are with the Foster and Rist family.
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