Sharon Kay Foster

Feb. 9, 1941 – Nov. 15, 2021

Sharon Kay Foster, 80, Crawfordsville, passed away Nov. 15, 2021 at the hospital surrounded by her adoring family.

She was born to Carsie and Mary Eggers Brown on Feb. 9, 1941.

She was a 1959 graduate of Crawfordsville High School. She was employed as the Social Service Director at Williamsburg Health Care. She also worked at Lithonia Hi-Tek for many years. She married the love of her life, Jon L. Foster, on June 21, 1959. He preceded her in death in 2001. They began their life on the Foster family farm in Waveland, Ind. Mrs. Foster enjoyed working on the farm, harvesting and caring for the animals. She especially loved riding horses and later, riding in horse-drawn carriages that she and Jon restored. At the farm, she and Jon built and ran a boarding kennel, and Mrs. Foster learned how to groom dogs. Her love of animals never wavered through the years as she raised and loved many dogs.

Mrs. Foster was active on the board of the Animal Welfare League as well as Lil Bit of Heaven animal shelter. In addition to her love of animals, she was an avid gardener. She was a member of the Flower Lovers Club and her yard was featured on the Garden Tour in 2015. Mrs. Foster also served on the board for Pam’s Promise family shelter.

In addition to her philanthropic work, Mrs. Foster was an amazing cook and her family and friends always looked forward to family dinners. They especially enjoyed her homemade noodles and desserts. She had a caring soul and was always found helping others. She was loved by many and her presence will be greatly missed.

Survivors include her two daughters, Mary (Glen) Sanft of Crawfordsville and Sherry (Daniel) Murillo of Overland Park, Kan.; an honorary son, Douglas Stull of Chicago, Ill.; six grandchildren, Jacob Foster, Sam Foster, Caitlin (Murillo) Hanna, Savannah Murillo, Julian Murillo and Taylor Murillo; four great-grandchildren; her beloved dachshund, Daisy; and her nephews and nieces, David L. Brown of Lafayette, Ind., Louisa Adamson, Denise Lodato and Terry Chiros, all of California.

She was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, Keith Martin; her husband, Jon L. Foster; and two brothers, Larry and Donald Brown.

Visitation will be from 2 – 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 at Burkhart Funeral Home. A service will begin at 4 p.m. She will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Cemetery on Grant Avenue at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County, 1104 Big Four Arch Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933. 

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