In Memory

Lois Charlene Sieber (Porter) - Class Of 1936

Lois Charlene Sieber (Porter)

L. Charlene Sieber Porter, 93, longtime Carroll County resident, died at 4:35 a.m. Sunday, July 24, 2011, at St. Anthony Healthcare Center in Lafayette. She had been a resident there and in failing health the las six months.

Born June 2, 1918, in Deer Creek Township in Carroll County, at her parents' home, she was the daughter of the late Charles & Floss Stewart Sieber. She was a 1936 graduate of Delphi High School.

She married Mark W. Porter in Bringhurst on Feb. 2, 1939 and he preceded her in death on Aug. 3, 2010.

Mrs. Porter was a longtime member of the Radnor United Methodist Church, belonged to the United Methodist Women of her church, and she and her husband were Sunday school teachers to the preschool children for many years. She was also a member off the Madison Township Home Ec Club and Carroll County Farm Bureau, where she was the leader for the pet andhobby program the insurance company sponsored. She and her husband were active with the Carroll County Republican Party as a longtime precinct committeeman for Madison Township. She enjoyed needle point, flower gardening, and Purdue athletics. She dearly loved her children, and was a devoted grandmother.

Surviving are two daughters, Marta Gerard (husband: John) of Plymouth and Marilyn Scott (husband: Jim) of Carmel; two sons, Joe Porter (wife: Karen) of Indianapolis and Tom Porter (wife: Pat) of Lafayette; one sister, Joan Rule (husband: Wayne) of Lafayette

Also surviving are a daughter-in-law, Pam Porter of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; one brother-in-law, Dean Goslee, of Yeoman; 13 granchildren and 26 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, David; a grandson, Timothy; 4 sisters and 2 brothers.

Friends may call Thursday 4-8 p.m. at Baker-Abbott Funeral Home, Flora, with service Friday 11 a.m. at Radnor United Methodist Church. Rev. Ed Selvidge officiating. Burial at Zion Citizens Cemetery, rural Carroll County. Memorial contributions may be made to the Radnor United Methodist Church or the Carroll County Cancer Association, envelopes available at the funeral home.