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Obituary: Doris Ann Porter, Brown County

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Doris Ann Porter

Doris Ann (Albright) Porter, 79, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Brown County Health & Living Community in Nashville. She was a resident of Brown County.

Doris was born Feb. 24, 1934, in Indianapolis to the late Loranzia and Ruth L. (Johnson) Albright. She was a 1951 graduate and valedictorian of Helmsburg High School.

She married William Allen Porter on Sept. 19, 1954, in Spearsville. He survives after 58 devoted years of marriage.

Doris was a retired team leader for the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, where she worked for more than 13 years. Prior to that, she worked as an office clerk with Farm Bureau Co-Op and as the head cook at Sprunica Elementary School.

She was an active member of the Neighborhood Church of God, where she was the former pianist and organist. She also was a member of the Democrat Women’s Club in Brown County.

She enjoyed working in her gardens, watching birds and spending time with her family. She was known for her cooking and baking, especially her homemade yeast rolls and peanut butter fudge. Doris was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling with her husband.

Doris is survived by three daughters, Nancy (Gary) Manning of Brown County, Donna (Richard) Lucal of Cincinnati and Betty (Jim) Coop of Indianapolis; and one son, Kenneth Porter of Brown County. She will be remembered by her half sister, Helen Keymon of Brown County; seven grandchildren; one great-

granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

Doris was preceded in death by her stepfather, Ralph O. Phillips; and one sister, Margaret Turner.

The Rev. John Parsley will conduct a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home, Cremation and Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St., Morgantown. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Spearsville Wesleyan Cemetery in Brown County.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Doris to the Indiana Alzheimer’s Association South Central Chapter, P.O. Box 547, Columbus, IN 47202.

Expressions of caring and kindness may be made to the Porter family at www.meredith-clark.com.

Information: 812-597-4670

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