Obituary for Doris Ann (Albright) Porter

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Doris Ann (Albright) Porter

February 24, 1934 - July 9, 2013

Doris Ann (Albright) Porter, age 79 passed away peacefully on Tuesday afternoon, July 9, 2013 at Brown County Health & Living Community in Nashville. She was a resident of Brown County.

Doris was born February 24, 1934 in Indianapolis, to the late Loranzia and Ruth L. (Johnson) Albright. She was a 1951graduate and Valedictorian of the Helmsburg High School. She married William Allen Porter on September 19, 1954 in Spearsville, IN. He survives after 58 devoted years of marriage.

Doris was a retired Team Leader from the State of Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, where she worked for more than thirteen years. Prior to that, she worked as an Office Clerk with Farm Bureau Co-Op and as the Head Cook at Sprunica Elementary School. She was an active member of the Neighborhood Church of God, where she was the former pianist and organist. She also was a member of the Democrat Women's Club in Brown County.

Doris enjoyed working in her gardens, bird watching and spending time with her family. She is known for her cooking and baking, especially her homemade yeast rolls & peanut butter fudge. Doris was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling with her husband.

Doris is survived by three daughters: Nancy (husband, Gary) Manning of Brown County, Donna (husband, Richard) Lucal of Cincinnati, OH & Betty (husband, Jim) Coop of Indianapolis; one son: Kenneth Porter of Brown County . She will be remembered by her half-sister: Helen Keymon of Brown County; seven grandchildren, one great granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.

Doris was preceded in death by her stepfather: Ralph O. Phillips and one sister: Margaret Turner.

The Rev. John Parsley will conduct a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St. in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Spearsville Wesleyan Cemetery in Brown County.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Doris to the Indiana Alzheimer's Association South Central Chapter, PO Box 547 Columbus, IN 47202.

Expressions of caring and kindness may be made to the Porter family at

Information: (812) 597-4670


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Born: February 24, 1934
Died: July 9, 2013

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Sue Davis posted on 1/1/00

Allen, My I send my deepest sympathy to you and your family. I was unable to attend the calling or the service. Doris was one of the best. Always sweet and kind to everyone. I know what a blessing it was to have been able to spend your life with her and raise your family. I also know that you were the very best loving husband to her. Your match to each other was perfect. Thinking of you, Sue Miller Davis


Mike Lewis posted on 1/1/00

Just heard the news. Kathy and I will be thinking about you good folks. Please accept our sympathy.


Mary Hoover Sharpe posted on 1/1/00

my deepest sympathies to all of you. so sorry for the passing of your Mother. it is a void that words can not help. I lost my Mom in September to dementia and I understand your pain. prayers for a comfort to ease the pain of loss.


jan ray posted on 1/1/00

Allen and family, i am so sorry to hear of Doris's passing. It is always hard to see our loved one's leave us. We will be unable to get to the services since we are a long way from our home in wi. our thoughts will be of you and the family. Jan and Earl Ray


Cindy Smith posted on 1/1/00

To the Porter family: I graduated high school with Kenny, but never had the honor of meeting his mother. I wanted to extend my heart-felt condolences to Kenny and the entire Porter family. My heart and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time in life. I pray for strength,courage and peace with all the wonderful memories you have overshadowing your grief. Sincerely, Cindy