Charlene Foster


Charlene Foster was born July 3,1950 to her late father and mother Clause Smith and Mary Rozelle in Columbus, Ohio.

From a very early age she worked for Ohio Health where she would later retire on February 21. She loved cooking which would bring all of her family to her house. She made everything from scratch and was known for desserts and her greens.

Charlene was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and wife. Her home was open to many as well as her heart. She enjoyed gardening, design, sewing, expensive stuff, and the color red. She was known for her beautifully decorated home, her Christmas trees, her delicious food, and her fabulous style. She had a loving spirit and would give you anything. Her illness never stopped her from being strong and independent. She kept a smile on her face and a pep in her step. She never let anyone see her down. She still got up every day until her last day.

Charlene was called home May 23, 2022, to be united with her children and husband. She is preceded in death by sons, Ronald Smith and Cornell Stewart; and daughter, Alicia Smith.

Charlene is survived by her daughter, Jacqueline Stewart; 9 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and a heap of special nieces and nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Interment at Eastlawn Cemetery.


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Condolence Messages

  1. Beverly Curenton

    My condolences to the family of Charlene Foster, your mom,aunt, grandmother, great grandmother was a wonderful woman and a great friend. I’m praying for you to be comforted in your time of sorrow.

  2. Beverly C. Curenton

    My sympathy to the family of Charlene Foster, Charlene was a wonderful woman and friend. She is now at peace and resting in our Saviors arms. My God keep you in this time of sorrow.

  3. Luetta Bozman

    Charlene will be Truly missed.I will miss our outing gone but never forgotten.

  4. Roberta L Blackwell

    You have my deepest condolences praying for the family.

  5. Roberta L Blackwell

    You have my deepest condolences praying for the family.

  6. To the family: You have my deepest sympathy! May Charlene RIP. With love, from cousin Linda in Buffalo, NY.

  7. Sandra Thornton

    God Looked Around His Garden
    God looked around His garden and found an empty place. He then looked upon the earth and saw her tired face. He put His arms around you and lifted you to rest. GOD’s garden must be beautiful He always takes the best. He saw the roadways getting rough and the hills were hard to climb, so He closed your weary eyelids and whispered “Peace be thine” It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn’t go alone for part of us went with you the day God called you hone

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