Monday, July 25, 2011

Children of Clarence R. Porter & Mae Bell Brinkley

Benton Courier - Arkansas - 19 March 2007
Velma Marie Porter Shook Panyk, 1912-2007
  Velma Marie Panyk, 94, of Benton died Saturday, March 17, 2007. She was born May 15, 1912, in Centerville, Iowa to Clarence and Maebelle Porter.
  Mrs. Panyk was a medical aide and a member of the Rebekah Lodge for 25 years.
  She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
  Survivors include two sons, George Phillips of Benton and Robert Phillips and wife, Jane, of West Point, Calif.; two daughters, Imajean Ruth Welch and husband, Don, of Washington and Marietta Perman of Kenosha, Wis.; and 11 grandchildren.
  Private memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Ashby Funeral Home of Benton.
Ad-Express/Iowegian - May 1992
Charles W. Porter, 1914-1992
  Charles W. Porter, 77, of Rockford, formerly of this area, died at his home Sunday, May 24, 1992.
  He was born Aug. 19, 1914, in Exline, to Clarence and Mae Brinkley Porter. He married Eunice E. Geringer in Des Moines Dec. 26, 1934. She survives.
  Also surviving are nine sons, Jimmie (Mary) of Rockford, Clarence (Julie) of Littleton, Colo., Charles L. of Marengo, Ill., Harold (Bonita) of Rockford, Clyde (Judy) of Rockford, Michael (Sharon) of Rockford, Richard of N. Little Rock, Ark., Steve (Cathy) and Jeffery, both of Rockford; two daughters, Barbara (Jim) Shelton of Rockford and Kathy (Robin) Cleayssen of Machesney Park, Ill.; 21 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, Joe; a sister, Velma of Arkansas.
  He was preceded in death by a son, Raymond LeRoy.
  He was a Rockford resident since 1939 moving from Mystic. He was a machinist and welder at George D. Roper for 22 years. He had also worked at Greenlee Tool, retiring in 1977.
  Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, 1992, at New Milford Cemetery. Friends may call from noon until 1 p.m. at the Fred C. Olson Mortuary.
Daily Iowegian - 11 July 1996
Joe C. Porter, 1916-1996
  Joe C. Porter, son of Clarence and Mae Belle (Brinkley) Porter, was born October 5, 1916 in Exline, Iowa. He passed away Sunday, July 7, 1996 at the Marion Health Center in Sioux City, Iowa at the age of 79 years, 9 months and 2 days.
  He was married to Lois Marshall on February 14, 1939 in Unionville, Mo., and to this union two children were born, Tommy Lee and JoEllen.
  Joe was employed in trucking and farming in the Udell and Iowa Falls area. He and his wife have traveled extensively since retiring in 1989. He attended the First Baptist Church when he was younger.
  He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Charles; and a son, Tommy Lee Porter.
  Survivors include his wife, Lois of Yuma, Az.; his daughter, JoEllen Porter of Caroline, Wis.; a sister, Velma Panyk of Benton, Ark.; plus numerous coursins and other relatives.
  Funeral services were held Friday, July 12, 1996 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Christian Church in Mystic with Rev. Carl Heien officiating. The hymns "Whispering Hope" and "In The Garden" were sung by Sharon Heien, accompanied by Clara Swab, pianist.
  Pallbearers were Kermit Brinkley, Garner Cleaver, Erman Long, Sr., Joe Maddaleno, Milo Snider and Larry Spurgeon. Interment was in the Highland Cemetery in Mystic.
  A memorial was established to the cemetery in his memory. Randolph Funeral Home in Seymour was in charge of arrangements.
  The editor is sincerely appreciative of the contribution of the above obituaries to The Jerome Journal by Jo Porter of Denver, Iowa.

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