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Sandra Porter

Sandra Burson Porter

BELLVILLE: Sandra Burson Porter, age 72, of Bellville, passed away Thursday evening December 6, 2012 in Hospice of North Central Ohio in Ashland from pancreatic cancer which was diagnosed in early October.

Born June 3, 1940 in Mount Vernon to William Roscoe and Lela (Hampton) Burson, she was a lifelong resident of Knox, Ashland and Richland Counties.

Sandra had worked nearly ten years at Mansfield Plumbing Products in Perrysville before taking a position working on the presses at General Motors.

She enjoyed crafting, sewing, quilting and making the world's best creamy chocolate fudge. She will be remembered for her caring heart and giggling laughter.

Her surviving family includes her daughters and a son-in-law Jody & Ben Bolen of Ashland and Shelli Tammer of Lexington, a son Scott Morton of Bellville; nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; brothers and sisters Donald "Sonny" & Roberta Burson and Ann Jordan of Bellville, Vicky Richards and Jenny & Jim DeBoard of Mt. Vernon and Biff & Susan Smithhisler of Columbus; numerous nieces and nephews and a dear cousin and sewing-buddy Retha Baughman of Akron.

She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant son and a brother William Tom Burson.

Her memorial service will be held Monday, December 10, 2012 at 4 p.m. in the chapel of Berean Baptist Church, 2145 Middle Bellville Road, Mansfield, with Pastor Jim Berry officiating. Friends may call the hour prior to the service in the church chapel.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to Hospice of North Central Ohio or the may be made at the memorial service.

The Bellville Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve her family, and private condolences may be made to them online at: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

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Published in the News Journal on Dec. 9, 2012
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