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Obituary: Barbara Ann (Hayworth) Porter, Nashville

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Barbara Ann (Hayworth) Porter

Barbara Ann (Hayworth) Porter, age 77, passed away Saturday morning, July 13, 2013, at Indiana University Health Bloomington. She was a resident of Nashville.

Barbara was born on July 31, 1935, in Indianapolis to her parents, the late Stephen F. and Katherine A. (Sims) Hayworth.

She was a 1953 graduate of Helmsburg High School.

She married James E. Porter on Dec. 11, 1955, in Brown County. He survives.

Barbara retired in 2012 after 17 years of service from the Brown County clerk’s office where she worked in the voter registration department. Prior to that, she worked 18 years for the Brown County school district.

Barbara attended the Morgantown Baptist Church and Unity Baptist Church in Brown County and was a member of the Brown County Women’s Democrat Party. She was a past board member of the Brown County 4-H Fair, where she served for more than 25 years. Barbara was also a former longtime Brown County 4-H leader.

She enjoyed quilting, traveling and was a fan of Indiana University basketball.

Barbara also enjoyed spending time with children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Michael (Christy) Porter of Spencer and Stephanie Kritzer of Brown County. She will be remembered by her siblings, Max (Betty) Hayworth of Morgantown, Jack (Nancy) Hayworth of Bargersville, Donald (LaDonna) Hayworth of Brown County and David (Victoria) Hayworth of Morgantown; five grandchildren: Mandy Porter of Ellettsville, Kristopher (Nicole) Kritzer of Brownsburg, David Porter of Gosport, Steven Porter of Spencer and Kaitlyn Kritzer of Brown County; and several nieces and nephews.

Barbara was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Hayworth; one brother, Jerry Hayworth; and a son-in-law, Kendall Kritzer.

The Rev. John Parsley will conduct a funeral service at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St., Morgantown. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Barbara to the Brown County 4-H Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 308, Morgantown, IN 46160.

Condolences may be sent to the Porter family at www.meredith-clark.com.

Information: 812-597-4670.

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