Wanda Lou Foster, age 80, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Thursday, October 26, 2018 in Mena.

She was born November 19, 1937 in Nunley, Arkansas to the late Oscar Evins and the late Trucilla Clark Evins. She was united in marriage to Jerry Foster for 65 years. Mrs. Foster loved the outdoors, especially spending time at her cabin. She was a member of the Union Mission Church of God in Mena. Wanda loved to sing gospel music, but above all, she loved her Lord and Savior. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, step-great grandmother, sister, sister-in-law and friend.

Survivors are husband: Jerry Foster of Mena, Arkansas

Sons: Ricky Foster and wife Lynn of Mena, Arkansas, Terry Foster of Mena, Arkansas, and Stanley Foster and wife Kandy of Mena, Arkansas

Daughters: Charlotte Parker of Fort Smith, Arkansas and Sheila Hicks and husband Mike of Mineral Springs, Arkansas

Brother: Carroll Evins and wife Gloria of Bartlett, Tennessee

Brothers and sisters-in-law: Geraldine Evins of Gainsville, Texas, Mary Evins of Austin, Texas, Ann and Bob Sheeler of Mena, Arkansas, Donna and Henry Cogburn of Mena, Arkansas, and Carl Foster and Eddie Cross of Mena, Arkansas

15 Grandchildren, 5 Step Grandchildren, 10 Great Grandchildren and a host of other friends and relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Trucilla Evins, her sisters Lucille Chambers, Phyllis Carroll, and Dorothy Pennick, her brother, Chester Evins and Calvin Evins and her infant daughter Brenda Foster.

Funeral service will be Monday, October 29, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Beasley-Wood Chapel with Brother Steve Ellison and Brother Lewis Martin officiating. Interment will follow in the Brushy Cemetery in Oden, Arkansas under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. 

Visitation will be Monday, October 29, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home Chapel.

Pallbearers are Eddie Cross, Keith Horn, Gary Clift, Craig Evins, Derrick Bethel and Jay Wolf.


A special thank you to the staff of Mena Regional Health System and the staff of Rich Mountain Nursing Home.


10-26-18 4:03 p.m. 

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