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Edna C. Porter
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“the first time i seen my great grandma was the best memorie i will ever have she was full of joy and just happy always had a smile on her face that...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: isaiah mcclure - phx, AZ

“Rest in Peace our dear Grandma Porter, an absolutely AMAZING woman. During your time on this earth you were a rock and a pillar for everyone that you...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: John, Tammy and Alix Porter - AZ

“My Aunt Edna was the kindest person in the world. She was always there if you needed her. I have such great memories of her and I know that Ned and...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: clif adams - fort myers, , FL

“Tracy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember growing up that your Grandmother was the light of your life. She was a terrific woman and...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Kim Wilson Bernal - The Woodlands, TX

“Shawn and Family I am so sorry for the loss of a loved one . I know how special grandma was to you all. God Bless and Edna rest in peace. You are...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Donna Hill - Benton Harbor, MI

“Thank you for making me the man I am. I am proud to have had you for my Grandmother. The world was a far better place for having you Grandma. You...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Shawn - Phoenix, AZ - Grandson

“To the greatest woman I have ever known,we will carry you in our hearts all of our days, we will love and miss you. We shall meet you again on Gods...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Tommy& Tammy Porter - Bristol, VA


Edna C. Porter, 99, of Benton Harbor, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at Arbor Hospice in Ann Arbor, MI.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at First Baptist Church, 902 Broad St., St. Joseph with Pastor Marlo Fritzke officiating. Burial will follow at Watervliet Cemetery. Friends may visit from 1:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. Tuesday at the church. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Billy Graham Association. Those wishing to share a memory of Edna may do so on-line at www.starks-menchinger.com.

Edna was born September 29, 1912 in New Madrid, Missouri to Walter & Bessie (Floyd) Bolin. She married John Porter in Gibson County, Tennessee. Edna worked for and Industrial Rubber Company for many years. She was a member of First Baptist Church. She loved the Lord Jesus and his creation and creatures. She loved people especially her children, grandchildren, extended family and friends. In her spare time she enjoyed quilting, music, cowboy movies, dancing, her dogs and trying new things.

Edna is survived by her daughters Edna Sue Vogt of White Bear, Minnesota and Fran Porter of Phoenix, Arizona; 9 grandchildren Sheryl (Paul) Iekel, Iowa, Nancy Vogt, Minnesota, Cathy (Duff) Hanson, Michigan, Chris (Wilma) Porter, Nevada, Tracy (Chris) Zenardo, Arizona, John (Tamara) Porter, Arizona, Tom (Tammy) Porter, Virginia, Shawn (Diane) Porter, Arizona and Michael (Claudia) Porter, Arizona; 17 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Edna was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Wendell Porter, sister Goldie Hawthorne and brother Cecil Bolin.

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