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Porter, Mary Alice
Mary Alice Porter, 62 of Abingdon, died at 11:36 am Friday, February 5, 2010 at the Care Center of Abingdon.

Mary was born on July 20, 1947 in Galesburg to Charles and Faye (Larson) Jones. She married Ronald Eugene Porter on May 29, 1966 at the Abingdon Christian Church.

She is survived by her husband, Ron; two sons, Doug (Shelly) Porter of Knoxville and Rob (Amy) Porter of Galesburg; three grandchildren, Zach Porter, Sarah Watson and Shane Watson; two brothers, Bill Jones of Abingdon and Ed (Linda) Jones of Taylorville, NC; one sister, Shirley (Allen) Kazmirski of Galesburg.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Mary had lived in the Abingdon area most of her life. She graduated from Abingdon High School in 1965. She was a homemaker, a babysitter and she also delivered medications to people in Abingdon from Turner Prescription in Galesburg.

She was a member of the former First General Baptist Church in Abingdon and was a member of the Abingdon Christian Church. She belonged to TOPS-Avon Chapter, was an election judge, and she enjoyed helping and taking care of friends.

Cremation will be accorded. Memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, February 13, 2010 at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel. Mrs. Eleanor Landon will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before the service on Saturday at the chapel.

Memorials may be made to OSF Hospice, the Care Center of Abingdon or to Illinois Cancercare. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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