Obituary of Mary Porter
Bedford – Mary Frances Tarr Porter, 94, of Bedford, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at I.U. Health Hospice House in Bloomington.
Born August 26, 1924 in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of William Ollis and Leafie (Fox) Tarr. She was a graduate of Bedford High School with the class of 1943. She married the late Merle F. Porter in 1950 and helped him with their dairy business known as the Seldom Rest Dairy Farm for forty-six years. She was a member of the New Hope Community Church and a former member of Erie Methodist Church. She loved being with her granddaughters and great grandchildren. In her earlier years she enjoyed cooking and feeding the farm hands. The last four years she has been a resident of Johnson Christian Village where she met many new friends and enjoyed playing bingo and going on their mini field trips.
She is survived by a daughter, Karen L. Dailey, of Bedford; two granddaughters, Brooks Rush and husband, John, of Greenville, SC, Becky Johnson and husband, Chris, of Bedford; Three great grandchildren, Finley, Fallyn, and Foster Johnson, all of Bedford; a sister, Ruth Dillon, of Columbus, IN and a nephew, Danny Dillon of Columbus, IN; a brother-in-law, Jack Porter and wife, Sandy, of Goose Creek, SC. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Merle, one niece and several aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 2nd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Mike Eads officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until the hour of service on Saturday, February 2nd at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friend may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.