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Norma Jean Porter

September 22, 1946 May 7, 2019
Norma Jean Porter
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Obituary for Norma Jean Porter

Norma Jean Porter, 72, of Oconee passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 in her home. She was born September 22, 1946 in Ramsey, IL to the late Reynold R. & Dorothy May (Kay) Eller.
Norma lived in the Ramsey & Oconee areas her entire life. She was a homemaker, who loved spending time on her porch swing and could be heard humming gospel songs. She was a member of Oak Valley Church, where she taught Sunday School for 45 years. Norma was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother, who loved to read her Bible and was strong in her faith. She was a prayer warrior that always reminded you to keep the faith and give it to God.
Norma married the love of her life, Albert Wilson Porter on October 11, 1968 in Norma’s parents’ home in rural Ramsey. He preceded her in death April 25, 2019.
She is survived by her daughters: Beverly (Terry) Heiman, Ramsey, IL; Barbara (Bryan) Rhodes, Oconee, IL; Joyce (Mario) Carmona, Mattoon, IL; grandchildren: Whitney Craig, Shelby Craig, Laci Craig, Michelle Heiman, Alia Porter, Autumn Rhodes; great grandchildren: Joelynn Craig & Jance Craig; brothers: Robert Eller, Earl Eller, Paul Eller, Reynold “Reggie” Eller, Roy Eller, Ron Eller, Melvin Eller, John Eller, Roger Eller and sisters: Donna Morell, Alice Morell, Katherine Long, Dorothy Auton, Mary Ann Brown. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Janice Craig and siblings: Junior Eller & Bonnie Lou Eller.
Funeral services for Norma will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019 in McCracken-Dean Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. with Roger Eller officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Ramsey. Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home.
Memorials in Norma’s honor may be made to Montgomery County Cancer Society.


Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

10

May

5:00 PM 5/10/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 5/10/2019 7:00:00 PM
McCracken-Dean Funeral Home

308 East 2nd Street
Pana, IL 62557

McCracken-Dean Funeral Home
308 East 2nd Street Pana 62557 IL
United States

Service

Saturday

11

May

2:00 PM 5/11/2019 2:00:00 PM
McCracken-Dean Funeral Home

308 East 2nd Street
Pana, IL 62557

McCracken-Dean Funeral Home
308 East 2nd Street Pana 62557 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Mt. Carmel Cemetery Final Resting Place

County Road 425 East
Ramsey, IL 62080

County Road 425 East Ramsey 62080 IL
United States
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