Kathleen (Kathie) Thrasher Foster, daughter of the late Dutton and Velma Thrasher of Hiram, Ohio, joined God’s heavenly choir on July 6, 2017 at the Pickering House. Though God has gained an amazing alto, her story continues on through her husband of 45 years, Charlie; her children, Wendy Hart (Kevin), Vicky Eggleston (Bryan) and Brian Foster; sisters, Pat Both (Dan) and Susan Kelly (Bill); brother Larry Thrasher (Joyce); brothers-in-law Angus Foster (Zandra) and Campbell Wade (Mary Ann, d. 2016); grandchildren, Justin and Nathan Hart, Kelsey and Kylie Eggleston; many loving nieces, nephews, and extended family; and numerous friends.
Kathie was born on February 19, 1945 in Warren, Ohio, and later moved to Garrettsville, Ohio, where she attended primary and secondary school. A 1967 graduate of Hiram College with a degree in primary education, Kathie taught first grade in the Garfield Public Schools before marrying Charlie on August 29, 1971. After welcoming twin daughters and later a son, she dedicated her time to being a homemaker. She was a proud member of several churches throughout the years, including Mt. Olive United Methodist Church in Gibisonville, Mills Memorial United Methodist Church in Lancaster, Kline Memorial United Methodist Church in Enterprise, and for the last several years, Grace United Church of Christ in Lancaster.
Kathie was a loving mother, devoted wife, supportive sister, caring friend, talented pianist, dedicated Sunday School teacher, excellent educator, and tireless volunteer who freely gave of her time, talent and caring nature. When there was a need to be met, she was there, ready to share. Her legacy will continue through all those for whom she made a difference.
A memorial service with reception following will be held at Grace United Church of Christ in Lancaster, Ohio on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 11am, along with an hour of visitation prior to the service from 10am to 11am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to FairHoPe Hospice and Palliative Care (282 Sells Rd, Lancaster, Ohio 43130) and/or the Endowment Fund of the Grace United Church of Christ (1185 Pleasantville Rd, Lancaster, Ohio 43130).