Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


Colleen M. Palmer-Porter, 69, of Wooster passed away Friday, July 7, 2023 at Wayne County Care Center.

She was born on October 21, 1953 in Lakewood the daughter of Hugh and Kathleen Lensvelt Palmer.

Colleen worked as a home health care aid for many years.  She was a caregiver her whole life and she had a passion was taking care of others.  Colleen loved watching old movies.

She is survived by her sons Joshua Porter of Mansfield and Ryan Porter of Wooster; several grandchildren; brother Hugh (Rita) Palmer of Wooster; sisters Deborah (James Gieseke) Fox and Kathy (Brett) Keener of Wooster and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 11, 2023 at 1:00 PM at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster with Pastor Dan Wingate officiating.  Burial will follow in Wooster Cemetery.

Friends will be received one hour prior the service at the funeral home

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Dr., Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


  1. Our condolences to Colleen’s family. We have known her for many years and she was a good friend. We will miss her dearly.
    Bob & Sara Barstow

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with Colleen’s family. God Bless.

  3. Deb,
    I am so sorry to hear of Colleen’s passing.
    Losing a sibling must be so difficult.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Sue Mendenhall

  4. Oh Colleen I remember so many nights helping to fix your breathing problems I felt so sorry for you as a child I love you your cousin John God’s peace till we meet soon

  5. Hugh, so very sorry for your loss.


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