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Mark W. Foster

July 20, 1935 ~ November 20, 2019 (age 84)


Mark W. Foster, 84, of Arkansas City, Ks passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, KS.

Mark was born on July 20, 1935 in Topeka, Ks, the son of Melvin Warren and Nellie May (Dicke) Foster.  On December 19, 1959, in Newkirk, OK, she was united in marriage to the love of his life, Phylis Joyce Nicholas.  He was a dedicated Pastor of Gospel Light Church in Arkansas City for 36 years.  He also worked part-time several jobs, Dixie Portland Flour Mill, Gordon-Piatt and Binney & Smith over the years.

He is survived by his brother, Phillip Foster(Janice) of Douglass, KS, his sister, Louise Thornberg of Wichita, KS; several nieces and nephews, Carolyn Wixon, Mary White, Pattie Potter, Terry Nicholas, Ricky Nicholas, David Nicholas, Kathy Nicholas, Brenda Nicholas, Darlene Reid, Sharlene Reid, Ronnie Reid, Everett Reid, Paul Reid, Johnnie Reid, Joe Reid, Randall Foster, David Foster, Charlotte Kelly, Trudy Miller, Karen Wilson, Darrel Lawrence, Pamela Foster and Nancy Ash.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Phylis; son, Andrew Vincent Foster, one niece and nephew. 

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Shelley Family Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at Parker Cemetery.  A visitation and viewing with the family will be held on Friday evening from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for the mission work through Christian Assembly Church, 1206 S Main St, Hereford, TX 79045.

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November 22, 2019

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Shelley Family Funeral Home Arkansas City
906 W. Kansas
Arkansas, KS 67005

Funeral Service
November 23, 2019

10:00 AM
Shelley Family Funeral Home Arkansas City
906 W. Kansas
Arkansas, KS 67005

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