Katherine “Kathy” Ann Foster, 59

Katherine “Kathy” Ann Foster, 59, of Gladbrook, IA, passed away Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Cedar Valley Hospice Home, in Waterloo, IA. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, October 13, 2017, at Peace United Church of Christ, in Gladbrook. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, October 12, 2017, at Peace United Church of Christ. Inurnment will be at Maple Hill Cemetery, in rural Gladbrook. A memorial has been established. Arrangements are entrusted to the Gladbrook Chapel of the Anderson Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com.

Kathy was born October 25, 1957, to Harry and Elizabeth (Osmond) Smith, in Grinnell, IA. She was raised in Malcom and graduated from BGM High School with the class of 1976. Kathy was united in marriage to Rick Delon Foster on the Foster Family farm August 20, 1976. To this union one child was born, Allison Lynn Foster. She was employed with Westbrook Acres in Gladbrook for nearly 20 years. Most recently, Kathy medically retired from Bertch Cabinet, in Waterloo. Kathy enjoyed traveling all around Iowa with her family, shopping, spending time with her grandchildren, loved being in the kitchen and crocheting.

Kathy is survived by her loving husband, Rick Delon Foster, of Gladbrook; one daughter, Allison (Bret) Draper, of Grundy Center; two granddaughters: Kahlynn Delon Draper, and Ashlynn Janice Draper; her father, Harry Smith, of Grinnell; siblings and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Elizabeth Ann Smith, and a brother, Harry Lester Smith Jr.