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November 26, 2013

Alice Marcella Porter

CHRISMAN, Ill. — Alice Marcella Porter, 95, of Chrisman, passed away at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in the Emergency Room of Paris Community Hospital in Paris, Ill. She was a devoted homemaker and farm wife. She was born April 19, 1918, in Shiloh Township, Edgar County, Ill., the daughter of the late Charles T. and Bessie (Coy) Smith. She married Clellan J. Porter on March 16, 1939, in Covington, Ind. He preceded her in death April 14, 2009.

Survivors include three sons, Neil (Betty) Porter, Tom Porter, and Phil (Debbie) Porter, all of Chrisman; 11 grandchildren, Blair (Becky) Porter of Ballwin, Mo., Norris (Beth) Porter of Bloomington, Ill., Stacy (Roger) Hamilton of Stilesville, Ind., Molly (Bob) Eichhorn of San Bernardino, Calif., Vince (Tracy) Porter of Paris, Chad (Kitty) Porter of Chrisman, Carrie (Craig) West of Evanston, Ill., Cristie (Brandon) Keys of Paris, Cody (Whitney) Denton of Chrisman, Craig Denton of Chrisman, and John (Rhonda) Ledermann of West York, Ill.; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Dale Porter; and a brother, Emmett Smith.

Mrs. Porter was active in the Golden Age HCE Group at Pleasant Meadows Christian Village, where she had resided for the past five years. She was an avid vegetable and flower gardener who did all of her tilling by hand. She was a talented quilter and also loved hosting family dinners in her home. She will be remembered for her outgoing personality, her candor and sense of humor, her loving care for animals, and for eating dessert first.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorials be made to Pleasant Meadows Christian Village Activities Fund or to the Edgar County Animal Shelter.

Services celebrating her life will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. CST Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at Templeton Funeral Home, in Paris, Ill., with Brother Karl Marshall officiating. Burial will follow in Franklin Cemetery near Chrisman. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Additional information and online condolences at:


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