Clementine Meyer Porter, 85, of rural Knox City passed away June 30, 2016 at the Knox County Nursing Home in Edina, Missouri. She was surrounded by her family at the time of her death and will be terribly missed, forever loved and remembered always.
Born October 3, 1930 on the family farm in rural Pike County, Missouri, she was the daughter of Ferd and Laura Meyer. She married Donald W. Porter on June 24, 1953 at St. Clement Catholic Church near Bowling Green, Missouri.
She was a great wife, mom, grandmother, great grandmother, caregiver, and friend. She prided herself in taking care of her family and loved having her family around. She was a fantastic cook, seamstress and homemaker.
After Mr. Porter’s death, she started annual “mother-daughter” trips which took them to Savannah, New York, New Orleans, Cancun, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii. This was a highlight for her and her girls.
She attended St. Clement Catholic School and Bowling Green High School.
Mrs. Porter worked for the US Postal Service for 25 years and also worked side by side on the family farm with her husband. She always had a beautiful garden. Her passion was maintaining her yard and keeping her home in pristine condition. She was a member of St. Ann’s Solidarity and enjoyed cooking and helping with the funeral dinners. Mrs. Porter volunteered at the Knox County Nursing Home for many years. She was also a 50 year member of the Knox City American Legion Auxiliary #358.
Clem loved and raised three daughters: Beverly Peters (Mike), Peggy Briscoe (Worm), and Nancy Stitzer (Phil).
She loved five grandchildren: Brad Peters (Sara), Deanne Tepen (Josh), Brett Peters (Amy), Ashton Blumberg (Scott), and Tanner Stitzer.
Mrs. Porter loved seven great-grandchildren: Brianna Murphy, Cole Peters, Porter Peters, Cooper Peters, Kyla Tepen, Kase Tepen, and Sydney Peters.
She is survived by two brothers, Mel (Bea) and Art (Delores) Meyer of Bowling Green, Mo. Three sisters Vera (Bill) Smith of Gardendale, TX, Mary (Duke) Orf of Bowling Green, Mo., and Martha Hoggard of Gardendale, TX. Her sister-in-law, Dorothy (Bernard) Gronek of St. Peters, Missouri, and numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, grandparents, and one brother.
Visitation will be held Saturday, July 9, 2016, beginning at 9 am till the time of memorial services at 10:30 am at Hudson-Rimer Funeral Chapel, Edina, MO. Private burial at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Ann’s Altar Society in Edina, MO or Knox County Nursing Home Staff and Residents Memorial Fund to be designated later. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, MO 63537.