Marla Jo Porth
1954 - 2020
BORN
1954
DIED
2020

Marla Jo Porth

November 9, 1954-September 24, 2020

Marla Jo Porth was born on November 9, 1954 to parents Dale and Ellen Hoffman. She spent her childhood growing up in Davenport.

She graduated Davenport Central High School in 1973 while maintaining a full time job at Kimberly Barn. She was employed as a sonographer by St Luke's/Genesis East for 37 years until retirement.

There were lots of things Marla loved in addition to her 2 daughters, Andrea and Audrey, and her husband Bradley (Mr Perfect). She enjoyed breezy afternoons, trips to France, tending to her flower, adventures with her fellow "Dinos", and telling masterfully created jokes and stories.

Most of all, Marla enjoyed making people happy and she was damned good at it. Whether it was providing compassionate care to the thousands of patients she served, unwinding with friends with her witty sarcasm, or spoiling all of the children throughout life. Marla's generosity was one of a kind and truly selfless, which is how she lived life everyday.

She is survived by husband Bradley Porth, daughters Andrea Berger and Audrey Porth, brothers Randall and Kenneth Hoffman, and fabulous friends near and around the world.

A celebration of her life will be held in Spring/Summer 2021. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name can be made to King's Harvest Pet Rescue or a charity of your choosing that Marla would appreciate.


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Published by Quad-City Times on Sep. 27, 2020.
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Just learned the tragic news. There isn’t enough space to begin to list all the great memories. Suffice it to say that I enjoyed every moment spent with this wonderful lady, work or otherwise. Brad, Andrea, and Audrey-please accept our condolences and continue living as she would want you too. Her memory will always be there for you.
Raymond Harre
Coworker
October 8, 2020
Marla had the best jokes! Always made you laugh and smile. I worked in radiology, not a ultra sound tech
Sheryl Glunz
Coworker
September 28, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss Andrea! Your Mom was a caring, social person. It was always awesome to have her be my “person” when I was at St Luke’s/ Genesis. We would talk and she would share stories about her family.
Jana Baltimore
Acquaintance
September 28, 2020
Brad,
I am so sorry to hear about Marla. I know how difficult is is to lose your wife. I only met her the one time but she seemed like a nice person and laughed at our stories. You and your family have my sympathies.
Denny Cox
Friend
September 27, 2020
Marla always offered a smile and many laughs. Cherish your wonderful memories. God bless.
Nancy Kuhl
Friend
September 27, 2020
Marla, I am certain that the residents of heaven are enjoying your unique sense of humor. We will all miss the comic relief that you brought to us.
No matter what stressful situation we were in you could always make
make us laugh. Love, Kathie
Kathie Robertson
Friend
September 27, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Randy Caudill
Friend
September 27, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. She was a dear friend and beautiful person. She was my inspiration to become a sonographer. She will be missed.
Joelyn Aukerman
Friend
September 27, 2020
Marla was a high school classmate i didn't know her much in school but after our 45th reunion and mini reunions in the past few years got to be friends not close but when you seen hershe lit up the room very likeable caring person im glad she was able to come to the 65th birthday social security party in August just a month ago and now she is gone but not forgotten. Never take a friendship for granted you never know how long we will be here. We have memories to remember her by love to the family.
Wanda vovos
Classmate
September 27, 2020
I worked with Marla for many years. Her wonderful smile and a hug when she met you are lasting memories. Even in retirement, when we met somewhere, the smile and hug were still there. You will be missed Marla. Rest in peace my friend.
Linda Queal
Coworker
September 27, 2020
Marla will so be missed and for those who had the honor to have her in their lives will never forget her! God’s Blessings and Peace
Deborah Olsen
Friend
September 27, 2020