Laura Jean (Russell) Foster

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Laura Jean (Russell) Foster, 83, of Rector, Ark., passed from this life to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday March 22, 2017. She was born on October 9, 1933, in Clay County, to the late Joe and Ruby Ann Morris. She was a life-long member of Blue Cane General Baptist Church and was the District Court Clerk for 31 years. She was better known as "Grandma Laura" or "Granny" to her loving grandchildren, whom she greatly enjoyed babysitting. She also enjoyed camping and reading in her spare time.

Laura was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Dortha Cornelison; one brother, Leon Morris and one grandson, Jarrod Lynn Leach.

She is survived by her loving husband, Kenneth Leon Foster of Rector; her children, Kenneth "Kenny" Len Foster of Rector and Judy Ann and Glenn Leach of Rector; granddaughter, Laura and Heath Wilburn; great grandchildren, Rylee Michelle Wilburn, Remi Lynn Wilburn and Hunter Wilburn; a sister, Melda Williams and Richard of Rockford, Ill.; brother-in-law, Elvis Cornelison; sister-in-law, Stella Morris; along with a host of special nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday March 25, at the Irby Funeral Home Chapel in Rector. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. with Bro. Kenny Burns officiating. Interment will be held at Woodland Heights Cemetery in Rector.

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