Sister Francis Joseph Porter, OSU, 79, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died July 7, 2013, at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 51st year of religious life. She was a native of Owensboro.
She taught at St. Francis of Assisi School, Loretto (1973-77). She also ministered elsewhere in the Archdiocese of Louisville, in Waverly and at Maple Mount, where she was postmaster from 1987-2013.
Survivors include: her sister, Betty Lou Abel, of Jacksonville, Fla.; her brother-in-law Mike Cecil of Chicago, Ill.; and nieces and nephews and the members of her religious community.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, at Mount Saint Joseph.
Gifts in memory of Sister Francis Joseph may take the form of donations to the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, KY 42356.
Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory, Owensboro, is in charge of arrangements.