Stillwater News Press


August 8, 2012

James Thomas Foster

James Thomas Foster 65, died on Aug. 7, 2012 in Mulhall, Okla. His memorial service will be 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 at Mulhall United Methodist Church, 307 E. Bryant Mulhall, OK. Rev. Barrie Henke and Rev. Adrian Pollard will officiate. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He was born on Dec. 5, 1946 to Roy James Foster and Virginia Lee (Ross) Foster in Ada, Okla. He graduated from McLish High School. He was a member of the Methodist Church, and he enjoyed fishing and riding motorcycles. He retired from Armstrong World Industries.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Virginia Foster.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Francina Henke Foster, Mulhall, Okla.; sister, Cindy Barfield, and husband, Stan, of Glenpool, Okla.; daughter, Tyna Kelly, and husband, Michael, of Edmond, Okla.; stepdaughters, Robin Balderson, and husband, Norman, of Orlando, Okla., Renee Cundiff, and husband, Cody, of Coyle, Okla., Rochelle Maher and husband, Scott, of Lafayette, Calif.; stepson, Robert Henke, and wife, Shelly, of Danville, Calif.; grandchildren, Jennifer Stroud, and husband, Brent, Jesse Balderson, and wife, Seleste, Jeff Balderson, and wife, Paige, Keagan Henke, Tristan Maher, Joe Kelly, Jake Kelly, Stephanee Rice, David Rice and Nathan Rice; great-grandchildren, Tanner Stroud, Cara Stroud, Paige Hanes, Bryce Stroud, Bentley Balderson, Hayden Balderson and Aston Balderson; and nephew, Travis Barfield, and wife, Teiba.

Memorial contribution may be made in his name to Judith Karman Hospice, P.O. Box 818, Stillwater, OK. or Mulhall United Methodist Church, 307 E. Bryant, Mulhall, OK.

Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting


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