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Mary Darlene Foster

December 1, 1943 — May 19, 2024

Knoxville

Mary Darlene Foster, 81, passed away from Alzheimer’s on Sunday, May 19, 2024 in Lenoir City, Tennessee.  The daughter of Walter and Mildred Moore, she was born Dec. 1st, 1943 in Nevada, Missouri.  She grew up and attended school in Nevada.  In 1960, she met Glen Foster at a dance and they soon fell in love.  They were married in 1961.  

Soon blessed with 4 boys, Mary spent much of her free time performing the tireless but joyful and rewarding duty of raising them with her husband, Glen.  Early on, the family moved to several towns due to Glen’s training with Continental Telephone before landing in Greenfield, Mo.  While keeping track of each boys baseball games, cub scout meetings, Sunday church and school events, she and Glen found time to recreate in typical Missouri fashion by fishing and water skiing at Stockton Lake.

In 1974, they moved to Hamilton, Montana and in 1975, they settled in Absarokee, Montana. Then after several years of saving, bought a lot from Bucky Mendenhall and built a house.  She and Glen would always make some free time on the weekends to go Square Dancing and helped form a dance club.

After the boys were old enough, she started working different part-time jobs getting to know many of the local people.  In 1997, they both retired, bought an RV and travelled throughout the country enjoying life.  One of her greatest joys was spending time with her grandchildren.  

Eventually, they settled back in Nevada, Mo.  Together they spent time with family and friends enjoying golf, fishing, and gatherings.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Mildred Moore, her 5 siblings, Fred, Walter, Claude, Roberta and Nellie. Survivor’s include her four sons Don (Debi), Kevin (Debbie), Michael and Allen: seven grandchildren, Alysha, Joshua, Kaitlyn, Bryton, Creeauna, Sequoia, and Addison and two greatgrandchildren, Miyla and Monroe. Special thanks to Dusty and late wife Penne Moore & Family, the Smading Family and the Klotz Family for all their love and help throughout the later years.

Cremation has taken place and she will be placed beside her husband Glen at the Moore Cemetery in Nevada, Mo.

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