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Obituary for Betty L Porter

Betty Lee Porter, 77, of Galesburg, died at 2:04 a.m. Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at home.

Betty was born at home in Coal Valley on May 23, 1940 the daughter of Harry and Leota Roach Lundquist.  Betty is survived by one son, Todd (Cathy) Harrington of Galesburg; one daughter, Beth Walters of Galesburg; one brother, Jim; two sisters, Carol and Phyllis; and her best friend of many years, Joyce.  Betty is also survived by five grandchildren, Antone and Jordan Struckley, Shannah, Amber, and Cory Harrington; as well as two great grandchildren, Jayzion and Andre Struckley.  She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Tom Porter, November 26, 2009; one grandson, Shannon Porter; a brother and two sisters.

Betty worked for many area nursing homes and last worked at Rosewood Care Center in Galesburg, prior to her retirement.  She enjoyed gambling on the river boat and playing poker.  Betty also enjoyed bird watching, reading, and watching game shows.  But, most of all, Betty enjoyed spending time with her family.Cremation rites will be accorded. 

A celebration of life visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, July 7, 2017 at Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg.  Memorials may be made to the family in c/o Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, 1849 N. Seminary St., Galesburg, IL 61401.


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Friday

7

Jul

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory

1849 North Seminary Street
Galesburg, IL 61401


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Galesburg, IL 61401
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