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Mrs Mary Jane Foster Courtney
Birth: Sep. 20, 1915
Farwell
Parmer County
Texas, USA
Death: Sep. 1, 1978
Foley
Baldwin County
Alabama, USA

Mary Jane Foster was the daughter of Rev. Jesse Webster Foster and Elizabeth Cotterill of Manhattan, Kansas. She grow up in the church, as her father traveled across the Midwest from one Congregational church service to Summer Camps and Revivals. She married Edwin Granville Courtney in 1938 he was the son of Granville Calvin Courtney and Bertha Alice Fuller of Wichita, Kansas. Together they had 5 children who gave them 6 grandchildren. Mary had one sibling John Cotterill Foster of Topeka, Kansas. For many years her family resided in Florida where she was a Red cross volunteer during the late 1960's, she was a primary Sunday school teacher before the family relocated to Elberta,Al in 1974. Mary was a devoted wife and constant follower of the Christian faith. Both Mary and Edwin attended Sunday service and Wednesday bible studies regularly. Together they spent many Sunday evening visiting the ill or elderly. Mary sang in the Church choir, and filled in playing the piano when needed. Her favorite hymn was Amazing Grace and Christmas it was always Silent Night. She was a talented seamstress, and had a green thumb at gardening. She never had anyone dislike her nor spoke ill of them. Around 1976-7 Mary developed two types of cancers which required several treatments but she lost her battle with cancer after 7 months and passed away on Sept. 1 1978. 
 
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 Parents:
  Jesse Webster Foster (1880 - 1947)
  Elizabeth Cotterill Foster (1877 - 1971)
 
 Spouse:
  Edwin Granville Courtney (1913 - 1993)
 
 Sibling:
  Mary Jane Foster Courtney (1915 - 1978)
  John Cotterill Foster (1917 - 1991)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pine Rest Cemetery
Foley
Baldwin County
Alabama, USA
 
Created by: JICM
Record added: Jul 12, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54835450
Mrs Mary Jane <i>Foster</i> Courtney
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Mrs Mary Jane <i>Foster</i> Courtney
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Mrs Mary Jane <i>Foster</i> Courtney
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In memory of your gentle spirit. Of this I remember;, your joy in laughter of grandchildren at play. Singing while sewing or trimming your roses in Spring for it was your favorite month of the year. "You were taken from us early in life, but you are never...(Read more)
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 Added: Jan. 13, 2014
 
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