Karen Sue Foster, 57, died at 5:52 p.m. April 3, 2013, in the emergency room at Lima Memorial Health Systems.
She was born in Lima on Feb. 27, 1956, to Norman and Vera (Mellon) Flory, and they preceded her in death. On July 25, 1973, she married Daniel Jay Foster, and he survives her.
She is also survived by her six children, Staci (Gregory) Dotson, of Waynesfield, Jeremy (Melissa) Foster and Julie (Daniel) Von Stein, both of Findlay, Sarah (Ben) Wightman, of Waynesfield, Andrew Foster, of Harrod, and Skyler Foster, of Lima; her grandchildren, Cody, Devyn, Noah and Lucas Dotson, Bryce Foster, and Jaxton Wightman, with another precious baby on the way; her sister, Sherry Steger, of Peru, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.
Karen was a 1974 graduate of Lima Senior High School. Karen was a wonderful wife, mother and devoted grandmother. She was employed as a medical transcriptionist for Nuance Healthcare. For many years, Karen was very involved with the Allen East Marching Band.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Siferd-Orians Funeral Home. The Rev. Kim Seiberling will officiate. Burial will be in West Newton Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Siferd-Orians Funeral Home, 506 N. Cable Road, Lima.
Memorial Contributions can be made to Angels for Animals, 211 S. Greenlawn Ave., Elida, OH 45807.
Condolences can be left at siferd-oriansfuneralhome.com.
Karen Sue Foster