Ethel Owens Foster, 82, of Salisbury, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018 at her home in Salisbury.
She was born November 19, 1935 in Cleveland, NC to the late George and Connie Harkey Owens. Ethel was a 1953 graduate of Mt. Ulla High School. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and was very active with her Sunday school class.
Ethel helped her husband John run Foster Motor Company for over 45 years. She worked at Carolina Maid in the shoe department, and H&R Block before going to work for Brendles as the Jewelry Department Manager retiring in 1995. She volunteered with the AARP and Rufty Homes Senior Center helping with taxes.
Ethel loved gardening, sewing and making clothes when she was able.
In addition to her parents, Ethel was preceded in death by her Husband, John Henry Foster, Sr. on April 14, 2014, and brother, Dennis Lee Owens.
Ethel is survived by her son, John Henry Foster Jr. and wife Gail. of Gold Hill; grandsons, Jason Foster and wife Carrie of Rockwell, and Jeremy Foster and wife Aubrey of Rockwell; great-grandsons, Ganon and Case Foster; great-granddaughter, Elinn Foster; sisters, Mary Ruth Owens Gardener of Graham, NC, Barbara Ann Owens Gentle, Linda Kay Owens Goodman, and Elaine Owens Walser all of Salisbury;
The family will greet friends and relatives on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Powles Staton Funeral Home, Rockwell, NC.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at the Powles Staton Funeral Home Chapel, Rockwell, NC, with Pastor Jeff Insley, officiating.
Burial will follow at Rowan Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to In lieu of flowers memorials in memory of Ms. Foster may be made to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22478
Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or to Grace United Methodist Church 846 Faith Rd Salisbury, NC 28146.
Powles Staton Funeral Home of Rockwell, honored provider of Veterans Funeral Care, is assisting the Foster family. Online condolences may be made at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.
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