Rita J. Porter (1948 - 2019)

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Rita J. Porter, 70, of Bardstown passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, at Rolling Hills Healthcare Center in New Albany, Indiana. She was born March 31, 1948, in Lebanon, a member of St. Monica Catholic Church where she was a Eucharistic Minister for many years.
Her parents, Joseph Martin Smith and Mary Elizabeth Hayden Smith, two sisters, Florence Smith, LaTonja Smith and a brother, Michael Smith, preceded her in death.
She is survived by her three daughters, Stephanie (Raymond) Harrison, Traci Johnson both of Bardstown and Keisha Porter of Atlanta, Georgia; four grandsons, Austin Harrison, Alec Harrison, Grant Johnson and Colin Johnson; siblings, Lawrence Smith, James Smith, Liz Hayden, Deborah Trigg, Bernadette Stanley, Donnie Smith and Mark Smith; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and special friends.
Her funeral service was 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at St. Monica Catholic Church with burial in St. Charles Cemetery. Rev. Jason Harris officiated. Visitation was Sunday afternoon, Feb. 3, and Monday, Feb. 4, before the service, at Barlow Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may go to Masses at St. Monica.
Barlow Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Springfield Sun on Feb. 6, 2019
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