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Helen "Jeanne" Porter, 90, of Springfield, passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at her home. Jeanne was born May 20, 1919 in Chicago, the daughter of James F. and Helen Noel Mehan. She was married to Howard "Pete" Porter and he preceded her in death. Jeanne graduated from Springfield High School. She enjoyed caring for her home, flower gardening, bird watching, and collecting wind chimes. Highly organized and independent, Jeanne was also an avid reader. Also preceding Jeanne in death are her brothers, William J. and James R. Mehan, Sr.; and her parents. She is survived by her sister, Mary Jo Martin of Springfield; nieces and nephews, Jayne King of Lathom, Gene Mehan of Lincoln, Jay Mehan of Cordova, TN, Janica Baird of Springfield, Rob Mehan of Riverton, Jeff Mehan of Rochester, Doug Martin of Springfield, Joel Martin of St. Augustine, FL, Melissa Cooper of Springfield, and Nick Langdon of Coventry, RI; several great and great-great nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Food Pantry, 1023 E Washington St Springfield, IL 62703 or the charity of the donor's choice. At Helen's request, there will be no public ceremonies and her body will be donated to benefit scientific endeavors.

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