Carolyn J. Foster, 85, of Berne and formerly a longtime Bluffton resident, passed away Saturday, November 7, 2020, at Swiss Village in Berne. She was born June 11, 1935, in Warren to Alva W. and Osa L. (Oxley) Roberts. She married October 29, 1956, in Warren to Raymond J. Foster.
A 1953 graduate of Warren High School, she later received her nursing degree from Holzer Hospital in Gallipolis, Ohio in 1956. She worked at Caylor Nickel Hospital in Bluffton as a nurse for 42 years until retiring in 1998, serving 35 of those years as the director of the emergency room.
She enjoyed cross stitching, crossword puzzles and genealogy. As of the past few years, she enjoyed all the activities at Swiss Village, especially Bingo. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family and attending her grandchildren’s sporting events and other activities.
She is survived by her daughter, Lisa R. (Pastor Steve) Arnold of Portland; son, Kevin L. (Lori) Foster of Monroe; five grandchildren, Jesse Arnold; Sydney Arnold; Josh (Julie) Foster; Travis (Lindsay) Foster; and Kayla Foster; seven great-grandchildren, Jencee, Jaxsen, Jordyn, Judsen and Jarren Foster; and Ryker and Kynlee Foster; sister, Lois Spears of Warren; two brothers, George (Anita) Roberts of Roanoke; and Sam Roberts of Warren; sister-in-law, Bonnie Roberts; and brother-in-law, Wendell (Judy) Foster.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on August 18, 1989; two brothers, Kenneth and Paul Roberts; and an infant sister, Lillian Roberts.
Visitation will be three hours prior to the 1 p.m. funeral service on Wednesday, November 11 at Goodwin – Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel in Bluffton. Officiating will be Pastor Jeff Gaskill. Burial will be at Elm Grove Cemetery in Bluffton. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, masks are appreciated and strongly encouraged for the visitation and funeral service. Your cooperation is appreciated.
Memorials may be made to Swiss Village activities department.
Arrangements provided by Goodwin-Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel in Bluffton. Online condolences may be made at www.goodwincaleharnish.com.