Sunday, December 22nd, 1935 - Friday, October 9th, 2020
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FOSTER, Lena Marie, age 84, of Dayton, Ohio, passed away on October 9, 2020. She was born on December 22, 1935, in Terrell, Texas, to Willie and Geneva Johnson. Lena was valedictorian of her class at Burnett High School. She was the owner of Lena’s Mademoiselles Hair Fashions on Third Street for 45 years. She was preceded in death by Arthur L. Foster, her husband of fifty four years. Lena leaves to cherish her memory her son, Ricky (Althea) Foster of Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren, Mia Kearney-Bagneris, Elizabeth Pasquier, Julian Foster, and Alexa Taylor; (8) great grand children; sister, Bobbie Bullard; brother, Robert Glenn; brother-in-law, James Foster and sister-in-law, Rossie Foster; cousins, Betty Henderson, Sandra Collier, and Victor Robinson and a host of nieces and nephews. Private Services. Interment: Dayton National Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to THOMAS FUNERAL HOME, 4520 Salem Ave. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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    Dayton National Cemetery
    4400 W. Third Street
    Dayton, Ohio 45428
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Bonita L Smith

Posted at 11:05pm
Mom Lena
You meant so much to me, to us all
You were special and that's no lie
You brightened up the darkest day
And the cloudiest sky
Your smile alone warmed hearts
Your laugh was like music to hear
I would give absolutely anything
To have you well and standing near
Not a second will pass
When you're not on my mind
Your love will never be forgotten
The hurt will ease in time
I have shedded so many tears and cried
They have all poured out like rain
I know that you are happy now
And no longer in any pain.
I know you are in heaven
when you entered the gate
there greeting you with open
arms will be Mr. Foster, and
Napoleon and Dorothy Smith
Love You Always

Laurie wynn Posted at 05:38pm

Mrs Lena Foster Family, Ricky, My Condolences and Prayers to you and the Family. Your mom was a BEAUTIFUL person and kind to so many people. Our parents were close when i grew up and not sure if you remember me. Again, Mrs Foster touched ao many lives in Dayton. She has her crown in Glory. Love from SECOLA NEAL's daughter; Laurie Wynn

Charlotte Allen

Posted at 07:57pm
You are going to be missed. I loved you like a sister.
Mae Bradshaw Wilkerson

Itesca and Daniel

Posted at 04:44pm
Ricky and Family,
We are so sorry to hear of Lena's passing. She was an eloquent lady, intelligent and interesting. She will be missed. Prayers for your peace and comfort.

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