Mary Charlotte Foster

Mary Charlotte Foster, 80, of Liberty Missouri passed into the arms of God on November 10, 2016 at Liberty Hospital. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 3:00 PM at Nebo Hills Baptist Church,  6805 Nebo Hills Road Liberty, Missouri 64068.  Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 13, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Nebo Hills Baptist Church.

Mary Foster is survived by her husband of 60 years, Robert Foster who was her sweetheart on their Nebo Hill farm.  Mary and Robert have 5 children; Charlotte Foster Melson, Mark Foster (Betsy Foster), Fred Foster (Kim Foster), Jeanne Foster Keenan (Steve Keenan) and Bob Foster. She has 17 grandchildren; Ashley, Rachel, Matthew, Hannah, Joel, Courtney,Shelby, Jessi, Emily, Sophia, Harrison, Logan, Kennadi, Coleton, Samantha, Kenyon and Corey along with 2 adorable great-grandchildren, Addyson and James.

Mary was very active in the PTA organizing carnivals and parties, Girl Scouts having her own radio show on KBIL and organizing many a sleep over.  She was a charter member of the Liberty Hospital Auxiliary, a dedicated member of Nebo Hills Baptist Church organizing Christmas ornaments each year for the local veterans as well as donating sugar to the In As Much Ministry in Liberty Missouri.  She had her Sweet Memories Gift Shop in Liberty for many years and crocheted over 800 hats for cancer patients. She was also known for her wonderful cakes that she did for friends and family for all occasions.  A talented interior designer she brought her talents to many at Bedinger’s and Rainens Interiors.

The Foster Family would like to thank all that took such great care of her at Liberty Hospital and Excelsior Springs Nursing and Rehab.  An amazing wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend who will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.  Donations will be distributed to the In As Much Ministry in Liberty Missouri.

Visits: 3


  1. Susan "Barrett" Hensel on November 12, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Charlotte I remember meeting your mom during our SMSU days. I could see where your warm smile, loving heart and “get after it” attitude came from. I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.

  2. Vicki on November 12, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    Know we are thinking of you. Kris and Vicki Turnbow

  3. Vicki on November 12, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Prayers to you and your family. Raytown Chamber of Commerce board of directors and staff.

  4. Mark and Becky Hancock on November 12, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    Our hearts and prayers are with you at this time. Although we never knew Mary, we do know her son Mark and appreciate who he is .

  5. Kirk and Rhonda Vincent on November 12, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

  6. Kelly, Gabbi and Adrianna Cook on November 13, 2016 at 12:51 am

    Ashley we are so sorry for your families loss. Your Grandma sounded like an amazing women.
    She definitely knew how to give back to the community and make people’s lives better. Her legacy definitely lives on. You are so Blessed to have had her as a role model. God Bless and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. Becky Steiner on November 13, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear the news that Mary has passed away and wish I could have made it to her celebration of life service. Mary was such a blessing with her ministry of crocheting beanies for women going through chemo. I met Mary through my breast cancer support group, Women of Hope, and was able to give some of her adorable hats to a few of my friends who were going through cancer treatment. I was also able to take about 40 of her hats with me to the Young Survival Coalition annual summit in 2015 in Houston, where hundreds of breast cancer survivors were in attendance. The hats were given away within minutes after I brought them to the YSC check-in booth. Mary’s generosity was such a blessing to so many people. My deepest condolences and prayers are with her family during this time of loss.

  8. Lynn West on November 13, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    Charlotte and family—– I also got to know Mary through the Women of Hope Breast Cancer group. What a delightful lady Mary was. Her generosity knew no bounds when she shared the hats she crocheted with our group, not only for our gals but she evcouraged us to take them to share with others who crossed our paths. Many women are feeling better about themselves as they wear the unique and beautiful hats made with love. I loved Mary’s spunk and her smile. She seemed to take our group on as one of her “mission” projects, for which we are thankful. Also we enjoyed getting to know Charlotte as she accompanied her mother to our group many times.
    May sweet memories give you comfort and may God’s love be with you! Blessings, Lynn West

  9. Gail napoles on November 14, 2016 at 6:22 am

    My name is Gail Napoles. I have been apart of the women of hope and just want to extend my condolences to you and your family. May the peace from God that surpasses all understanding be with each one of you.

  10. June Mitchell on November 14, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Mary was a unique, precious soul who made a difference in so many lives. She adopted our Breast Cancer Support Group, Women of Hope, and blessed so many of our ladies with her darling hats. She attended many of our meetings and even came in her wheelchair a few times – always cheerful and encouraging. We still have some of her hats so her legacy of love lives on.
    To Robert, Charlotte and all this amazing family, I extend my deepest sympathy and prayers .May God’s blessings of comfort and peace be yours.

  11. Mary Weiss on November 16, 2016 at 11:55 am

    Mary came up to me in Hyvee ( she didn’t know me ) and asked if she could knit me some hats and what colors I would like them to be. It wasn’t but a few days later that they were delivered to my home. What an angel ! She also asked if I had anyone else that might like hats and so she sent them to my friend in another state. She certainly did do God’s work here on earth and I felt blessed to have her find me in my time of need. May her spirit soar in heaven as her loving soul did here with us. Thank you Mary . I needed you just at that moment you saw me.

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