Virginia E. (Moore) Porter, 94

Virginia E. (Moore) Porter, 94, passed away at Passavant Retirement Community in Zelienople on  Monday, May 13, 2013.

Born March 30, 1919 in , PA,  she was the daughter of the late Clarence D. Moore  and Ethel Waneata Egbert Moore.

She was married for 72 years to Ralph J. Porter who passed away March 24, 2010.

Virginia graduated from Muddy Creek Township and Portersville Borough Joint Schools in 1937.  She was affiliated with the Portersville Bible Church.  She was a former tax collector for Muddy Creek Township and enjoyed gardening and homemaking but most of all she enjoyed being a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother to her family.

Survivors include a son, Ralph (Leona) Porter of Portersville; two grandchildren, LaDawn VanKirk  and Jason Porter, both of Portersville; four great grandchildren, Chris (Debbie) Sharon of New York, Brian Sharon, Jordan (Landon) Maslyn and Aaron Hibler, all of California.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Waneata (VanKirk) Rowlands in August 2010 and her granddaughter, Tammy (VanKirk) Sharon in December 2010.  Two brothers, Samuel and Frank Moore, a sister, Jean (Clair) Miller  and her step mother, Ellen Ellefson Moore also preceded Virginia in death.

Visitation will be held from 11 until the time of the funeral service at 1 pm on  Monday May 20 at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.  Rev. Michael Charles of the Portersville Bible Church will officiate, along with her grandson in law, Gerald Sharon

Interment will follow in Greenlawn Burial Estates, Mount Chestnut.

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  1. We want to send or sympathy to you all as we are too far to come to the funeral. Virginia has always been a great part of our support team as missionaries. As well as financial support, while serving in Africa she mailed our news letter out and always was an encouragement to us when in PA. We love her dearly and are comforted to know that although we may not see her again in PA we will someday see her again in heaven,
    Don and Zoe Peffer

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