Dagmar Rathbone Paden Foster

Services for Dagmar Rathbone Paden Foster, 66, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Graveside inurnment services will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery.Mrs. Foster died Wednesday, March 1, 2006, at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community.She was born May 7, 1939, the daughter of William Doremus and Dagmar Parr Paden. She graduated from Barstow School for Girls in 1957. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in political science from Wellesley College in 1962 and a Master of Science in Journalism from Kansas University in 1976.Mrs. Foster was an advocate for the improvement of health care for individuals with mental disabilities. She was a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and Sigma Delta Chi.She married Dale Foster. He died Sept. 28, 1998.Survivors include a brother, Bill Paden, Evanston, Ill.The family suggests memorials to the National Mental Health Assn., sent in care of the funeral home.Online condolences may be sent at www.rumsey-yost.comwww.rumsey-yost.com.