Anna Ruth Porter, 90, of Salem

Anna Ruth Porter, 90, of Salem


Anna Ruth Porter, 90, of Salem and formerly of Brownstown, passed away at 10:10 a.m. Thursday, April 2, 2020, at The Crossing in Salem, IN. She had been ill for 3 years.

She was of the Pentecostal Faith and loved being a part of the church with her music and teaching Sunday School. Anna had worked for the Shoe Factory in Seymour and Medora Plastic Factory.

She was born on December 31, 1929, in Monticello, KY to the late Charles H. & Mary A. Smith Barnett. Anna married Harry Porter on August 2, 1971, in Tennessee and he survives in Salem. Other survivors include 2 step-children-Donna Mitchell & Diana Jarvis, a niece that she raised-Rita Benton, a brother-Wesley (Becky) Barnett, a sister-Juanita Lee Holman, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a step-son-Randy Porter, brothers-Estel (Pauline) Barnett, Willard (Mildred) Barnett, Wendell (Doris) Barnett, & Bobby (Helen) Barnett, sisters-Ina (Bob) Lynch, Emma (Wes) Guffey) Alene (Dlemar) Gray, Shirley York, & Ada Lorene Barnett.

A private family graveside service will be held at Fairview Cemetery, Brownstown with Nathan Phillips officiating. Johnson Funeral Home, Vallonia is handling the arrangements.

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