7am News, Sports and Obits

Latest WGIL news
Click to play or
Right click and "Save Target As" to download
Click for Galesburg, Illinois Forecast
Home - Cancellations - Community Events - Contact Us - Mornings - News - Obituaries - Pictures - Programs - Special Events Audio - Sports - Weather
Porter, Betty J.
Betty J. Porter, 85, 3130 Lincoln Park Drive, Galesburg, died at 8:49 PM Monday, October 12, 2009 in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.

She was born September 14, 1924 in Galesburg, the daughter of Carl T. and Mary Austin Weinberg. She married Edward L. Porter, Jr. on August 7, 1961 in Waterloo, IA.

She is survived by her husband, a son, Bill (and Margie) McVey of Galesburg and 2 sisters, Ruth Whitsitt of Knoxville, IL and Sharon Henson of Galesburg. She was preceded in death by her parents and 2 brothers.

Betty was an assembler and inspector at the former Maytag Corporation for 34 years. She retired in 1987. She was also an antique dealer with her husband for 20 years. Betty loved flowers, gardening, and going to the riverboat. She lived in Galesburg her whole life.

Funeral will be 10 AM Friday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. The Rev. Daniel Siems will officiate. Visitation will be 6 to 8 PM Thursday at the chapel. Burial will be in East Linwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Prairieland Animal Welfare Center or the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
by newsroom
News management powered by Xpression News

Click here to return to the latest obituary listings