Obituary for Barbara Ann (Hayworth) POrter

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Barbara Ann (Hayworth) POrter

July 31, 1935 - July 13, 2013

Barbara Ann (Hayworth) Porter, age 77 passed away Saturday morning, July 13, 2013 at the Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. She was a resident of Nashville.

Barbara was born on July 31, 1935 in Indianapolis to her parents, the late Stephen F. and Katherine A. (Sims) Hayworth. She was a 1953 graduate of Helmsburg High School and went on to marry James E. Porter on December 11, 1955 in Brown County. He survives.

Barbara retired in 2012, after 17 years of service, from the Brown County Clerk's Office where she worked in the Voters Registration Department. Prior to that, she worked 18 years for the Brown County School District. Barbara attended the Morgantown Baptist Church, Unity Baptist Church in Brown County and was a member of the Brown County Women's Democrat Party. She was a past board member of the Brown County 4-H Fair, where she served for more than 25 years. Barbara was also a former longtime Brown County 4-H Leader.

She enjoyed quilting, traveling and was a fan of the Indiana University Basketball. Barbara also enjoyed spending time with children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her children: Michael (wife, Christy) Porter of Spencer and Stephanie Kritzer of Brown County. She will be remembered by her siblings: Max (wife, Betty) Hayworth of Morgantown, Jack (wife, Nancy) Hayworth of Bargersville, Donald (wife, Ladonna) Hayworth of Brown County and David (wife, Victoria) Hayworth of Morgantown; five grandchildren: Mandy Porter of Ellettsville, Kristopher (wife, Nicole) Kritzer of Brownsburg, David Porter of Gosport, Steven Porter of Spencer and Kaitlyn Kritzer of Brown County; and several nieces and nephews.

Barbara was preceded in death by a sister: Nancy Hayworth; one brother: Jerry Hayworth and a son in law: Kendall Kritzer.

The Rev. John Parsley will conduct a funeral service on Saturday, July 20th at 1:30 p.m. at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Barbara to the Brown County 4-H Scholarship Fund, PO Box 308, Morgantown, IN 46160.

Condolences may be sent to the Porter family at .

Information: (812) 597-4670


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Born: July 31, 1935
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Pam Joslin & Chris Snyder posted on 1/1/00

We are so sorry for the loss of one of the finest ladies we've ever known. We will be keeping Stephanie and the rest of the family in our hearts in the days, weeks and months to come as they come together to grieve and to share in the sadness of a life well spent but too shortly lived. We all loved Barbara so much, are saddened by her death and blessed that we got to know her. We are sending our love across the miles.


Ethelyn Schlueter posted on 1/1/00

Christy and Mike and family, So sorry for your loss. I'm sure you will have many, many good memories of your times together. So just celebrate her life with love and laughter, tears and joy. She will be with you always.


jan ray posted on 1/1/00

dear stephanie and mikey, lillian and i are so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. we enjoyed our visit with her last june at roy's. we will keep you in our thoughts


Mary Ann Stimac posted on 1/1/00

Stephanie, Kris, Kaitlyn and Family, We are so saddened to hear of Barbara's passing. She was such a loving Mother, Grandmother and just such a wonderful person. Know that you are in our thoughts and hearts during this most difficult time. Hugs! The Stimac Family


Sarah Burke posted on 1/1/00

Stephanie and family, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I remember seeing her at the courthouse, she always had a nice smile, and a kind and gentle way.I also remember recently seeing her at the feed store helping out. She seemed to always be there to support all of you in your endeavors of which I'm sure she was very proud. Your family has had some difficult losses to accept in the past year or so, and I wish continued strength peace for all of you. Brown County is fortunate to call your family one of it's own. Sincerely, Sarah Burke & family


John Emkes posted on 1/1/00

Stephanie, Our family's thoughts and prayers are with you. John, Julie, and Anna Emkes


Peggy & Larry Phelps posted on 1/1/00

Will certainly miss her smile! An awesome uplifting person who I so enjoyed chatting with. Job well done Barb.......


Steve Arnold posted on 1/1/00

Stephanie, Mike and families. I was so very sorry to hear about Barb. She was a special woman to everyone who she talked to. My own memories of Barb are ones I will never forget and I always looked forward to her Christmas card each year. Barb had extraordinary inner strength and she shared her strength with that amazing smile and wonderful sense of humor. We will all miss her very much! May God bless and keep you all in this time of sorrow.