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December 9, 2012

Dortha Mae Foust

April 24, 1926 — Dec. 6, 2012

RUSH SPRINGS — Dortha Mae Foust, 86, passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Duncan.

Service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Vimy Ridge Baptist Church, with the Rev. John Hauser and pastor John Youell officiating. Burial will be in the Rush Springs Cemetery under direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Chapel in Rush Springs.

Dortha was born Saturday, April 24, 1926, in Phoenix, Ariz., to Homer Allen and Mary Mildred (Waldby) Neal. She was a longtime resident of the Rush Springs area.

Dortha graduated from Fairview High School. On July 20, 1946, Dortha married Frankie Leroy “Roy” Foust in Chickasha. He preceded her in death Aug. 1, 2004, after 58 years together.

Dortha loved to crochet, work jigsaw puzzles and solve puzzle books. She carried out a card ministry, sending cards to those who were ill or in need of encouragement.

Dortha was an avid “texter.” She enjoyed sending text messages to her family and friends. Dortha loved her Lord and telling others about Jesus.

Survivors include three daughters: Mildred Kimbrel and husband Mel of Wichita, Kan., Linda Jarvis of Rush Springs, and Janet Foust of Duncan; eight grandchildren: Darryl McLaughlin and fiancée Kelly Russell of Springfield, Mo., Matt Jarvis and wife Julie of Muldrow, Nathan Jarvis of Thornton, Colo., Dr. Thomas Jarvis and wife Jaymi of Durant, Jeffery Foust of Duncan, Billinda Shook and husband Scott of Kansas City, Mo., Kim Peacock of Ypsilanti, Mich., and Abigail Aaron and husband Sonny of Thornton, Colo.; 14 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandson on the way; sister, Jewel Ransford of Napa, Calif.; many nieces, nephews and close friends.

Dortha was also preceded in death by her son, Leroy Foust; grandson, Christopher Foust; three brothers: Albert, Ira and George Neal.

Pallbearers will be Mel Kimbrel, Darryl McLaughlin, Matt Jarvis, Nathan Jarvis, Dr. Thomas Jarvis and Jeffery Foust. Honorary bearers are Scott Shook, Sonny Aaron, Dana Edge and Roy Crow.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Special Olympics.

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