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Mary Beth (Gibbs) Foster

August 7, 1948 ~ September 7, 2022 (age 74)
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Mary Beth Foster, age 74, of Battlefield, Missouri, formerly of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, passed away September 7, 2022, in Springfield, Missouri, at Cox South Hospital. Mary Beth was born in Du Quoin, Illinois, to John Wesley Gibbs and Rosemary Reed Gibbs.

She graduated from Poplar Bluff High School in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, in 1966 and attended Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, Arkansas. Mary Beth then went on to work for Southwestern Bell Telephone, Southern Missouri Savings and Loan, and Municipal Utilities Billing office.

Mary Beth married the love of her life Henry Foster on November 9, 1968 and celebrated fifty-three wonderful years together. To this union were born two children, Lori Jo Wolper and John Reed Foster.

Mary Beth’s parents, John and Rosemary Gibbs, grandparents, and several aunts and uncles preceded her in death.

Mary Beth is survived by her husband, Henry, daughter, Lori (Foster) Wolper, son, John Reed Foster, sister, Becky Heffington, and grandchildren, Philip, and Clara Wolper.

She enjoyed listening to music, dancing, traveling, watching sports, and going on vacation with her friends. She loved her family and friends deeply.

Mary Beth will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at 10:30 AM, at Christ Episcopal Church, 601 E. Walnut, Springfield, Missouri.

A visitation will be held Thursday, September 15, 2022, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at Cotrell Willow Ridge Funeral Home, 110 Iron Bridge Road, Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Services will begin at 11:00 AM and burial will follow in Memorial Gardens, Poplar Bluff, Missouri. The Rev. Annette Joseph will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be given to Christ Episcopal Church Outreach Ministries, 601 E. Walnut, Springfield, Mo. 65806.

Cotrell Willow Ridge Funeral and Cremation Service is honored to serve the family of Mary Beth Foster.

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September 15, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Cotrell Willow Ridge Funeral Chapel (Iron Bridge Road)

Funeral Service
September 15, 2022

11:00 AM
Cotrell Willow Ridge Funeral Chapel (Iron Bridge Road)

Graveside Service
September 15, 2022

4:00 PM
Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Highway 67 South
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901


Christ Episcopal Church Outreach Ministries
601 East Walnut Street, Springfield MO 65806

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