On June 10, 1933, she was married to Afton M. Forister in Karnes City.
Mrs. Forister lived in Clarkwood, Fashing, San Antonio, in Floresville from 1941 to 1951, then lived near Sutherland Springs until 1957, moved to Camp Ranch near Floresville until 1968, she and Afton moved back to Karnes City.
Mrs. Forister was preceded in death by her husband, Afton Forister; parents, Frido and Lydia Graf; daughter-in-law, Brigitte Forister; grandson, Chris Ervin Forister; sister, Loraine (Graf) Grimsinger; brothers-in-law, Alvin Grimsinger, Jr. and Dr. Joe C. Jones; a nephew, Gail Jones.
Survivors are son, Marvin E. "Gene" Forister of Converse, and daughter, Mary C. Forister of Austin; sister, June (Graf) Jones of Tyler. Also surviving are two granddaughters, Shirley (Kenneth) Dixon of Converse and Cindy Forister of Elmendorf; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday January 31, 2012 from 9:00 A M until 10:00 A M at Rhodes Funeral Home in Karnes City, Texas. Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Karnes City at 10:30 A M with Pastors Pat Traxler and Kevin Cornelius officiating. Interment will follow at the Karnes City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to The Mary C. Forister Fund of Floresville for special children, First Baptist Church of Karnes City, or to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements entrusted to Rhodes Funeral Home.