WOOSTER Phyllis Joyce Porter, 89, of Wooster passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at Ohio s Hospice LifeCare in Wooster.
She was born December 10, 1929 in Wooster the daughter of Vincent and Agnes McClelland Massaro. She married Raymond Ward Porter on May 24, 1952. He preceded her in death on September 30, 2010.
She had been a hairdresser for 66 years. Phyllis was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters. She loved crocheting and bowling and was inducted into the first class of the Wooster Women s Bowling Assoc. Hall of Fame. She had served as president of the Lamplighters Auxiliary, worked at voting polls for many years and was a volunteer at People to People Ministries and at St. Mary s Catholic Church.
Surviving are her children, Vincent (Cyndi) Porter of San Antonio, Texas, Raymond (Tracey Weber) Porter II of Glenmont, Kathleen Porter of Smithville and Barbara (Walter Siekemeyer) Ledford of Orrville; grandchildren, Michael (Stephanie) Porter, Rhiannon Massaro, Stephanie Porter, Christopher Porter, Brian (Kaycee) Porter, Melissa Gillespie, David (Jenna) Ledford and Amanda Slone ; 9 great-grandchildren and a sister, Ella Kick of Wooster.
In addition to her husband, Raymond, she was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Owen Massaro and Beverly Massaro and a very special sister-in-law, Irene Rose.
Friends will be received at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St. on Friday, July 26, 2019 from 6-8:00 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 527 Beall Avenue, Wooster with the Rev. Stephen Moran officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to St. Jude Children Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to St. Mary Catholic Church, PO Box 109, Wooster, OH 44691 or Ohio s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, Ohio 44691.
The family extends a special thanks to all of the people at Ohio s Hospice LifeCare.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.
St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas W=Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or St. Mary Catholic Church, PO Box 109, Wooster, OH 44691 or Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691
Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 527 Beall Ave., Wooster
Friday, July 26, 2019 from 6-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home