Donna Marie Armstrong Porter

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Donna Marie Armstrong Porter

ZANESVILLE: Donna Marie Armstrong Porter, age 93, formerly of Mount Vernon, passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at the Forest View Healthcare Center in Zanesville after a short illness.

Donna was born in Brown Township, Knox County, Ohio to the late Channing and Anna Margaret (Lifer) Armstrong on June 24, 1919. She married the late Ralph Earl Porter on December 6, 1939. Donna was a homemaker, Red Cross volunteer, accomplished seamstress, Garden Club member and longtime member of Faith Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon.

She is survived by two daughters, Sharon (David) Stoneburner of Zanesville, Rebecca (Jim) Guthrie of Chester, WV; six grandchildren, Steve (Wendy) Ashby and Greg (Kelly) Ashby of Zanesville, Debra Athey of Morgantown, WV, R. David Porterfield of Huntington, WV, James P. (Misaki) Guthrie of Princeton, NC, Jessica (Greg) Wade of Midlothian, VA; nine grandchildren, Jordan and Aaron Ashby, Andrew, Madison and Benjamin Ashby, Jei, William and Elizabeth Guthrie, Margaret and Jackson Wade; three step-grandsons; eight step great grandchildren; nine step great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Donna was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Earl Porter; her daughter, Linda Kay Porterfield; two brothers, Dawson Luther Armstrong, Paul Armstrong; and her sister, Eileen Dial Blamer.

Friends may call on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 from 5-7PM at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home (619 E. High St., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050) and one hour prior to the service at the Church. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday beginning at 11AM at the Faith Lutheran Church (170 Mansfield Ave., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050) with Pastor Mark Wildermuth and Pastor Arthur C. Lund officiating. Burial will follow in Zion Lutheran Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, 170 Mansfield Ave., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

To send the family a private condolence online visit: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Donna Marie Armstrong Porter.

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Published in the Times Recorder on Jan. 28, 2013
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