MARGARET H. PORTER, 87, of Allure of Prophetstown, IL, died Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at the nursing home.
A private family service will be held at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home with Ken Renkes officiating. A private family visitation will precede the service. Interment will be at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison, IL. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials can be made to Morrison United Methodist Church.
Margaret was born May 19, 1933, in Beulah Heights, IL, to James William and Geneva (Neal) Rodgers. She was a graduate of Galatia High School in southern Illinois. After high school, she attended beauty school in Joliet, IL. Margaret married Clarence Porter Jr. on June 23, 1951, in Benton, IL. He died November 29, 2014. Margaret worked briefly at Climco and General Electric both in Morrison. She was a former member of the First Baptist Church in Morrison and a current member of the Morrison United Methodist Church. Margaret also was an avid Johnny Cash fan.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary Lindstrom of Sterling, IL; and one son, Steve (RoAnn) Porter of Morrison; five grandchildren, Joshua (Tina) Schave, Matthew (Nichole) Lindstrom, Heather (Ben) Engwall, Justin (Jessica) Porter, Holly (Matt) Price; three step grandchildren, Rich (Heather) Lindstrom, René Renkes, LeAnn Stock; six great-grandchildren, Nathan and Michael Schave, Madalyn and Isabella Porter, Maya and Stella Engwall; step great-grandchildren, Allison and Tate Renkes; Adam and Anna Lindstrom; and Jade Stock; one sister, Tina Flynn; three brothers, Larry Rodgers, Jerry (Nancy) Rodgers, and William (Annette) Rodgers.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clarence; two sons-in-law, Richard Lindstrom and Roy Houseright; three sisters, Martha Jean, Ida, and Mary Jane; three brothers, Robert, Gary, and Terry.
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