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Helen F. Porter, 76 of Plainfield, passed away Sept. 17, 2017. Born May 21, 1941, in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of Charlie and Mary Jane (Sheese) Guess.
She graduated from Garfield High School in 1959. Helen married James H. Porter on Dec. 4, 1960, in Terre Haute.
She worked at Plainfield High School from 1980-1996, in the cafeteria and as a custodian. She had previously worked at Kenly Company and was a caregiver and costume designer. Helen belonged to the Church of Christ in Brazil, and obeyed the Gospel on Oct. 30, 1960. She was a Brownie Scout Leader and a Cub Scout Den Mother.
Survivors include her husband, Jim Porter of Plainfield; sons, Greg Porter (Michele Trimble) of New Castle, Chuck Porter (Jennifer May) of Logansport; daughters, Kathy Porter of Ladoga, Connie Caldwell (Curt Caldwell) of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Kacie (Nick) Hardman, Brenda (Eric) Martin, Amanda DePree (Josh Smith), Grant (Natalie) DePree, Brittany (Andrew) Swan, Samantha Warrum, Arizona Campbell, Brice Tolbert, Justin Porter, Daniel Porter, Neal Caldwell; great-grandchildren, Arianna, Andrew, Serenity, Alaina, Noah, Ivy, Cameron, Ellie, Nolan, Mallory, Landon, Peanut and Alice; brothers, sisters in Christ; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Her parents and brother, Roy Guess, preceded her in death.
Services will be at 12 noon on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in Hall-Baker Funeral Home, Plainfield, with burial to follow in Maple Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service time Wednesday, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease Family Support, c/o Pattie Daviau, 525 S. Harris Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46222. Online condolences may be made at: www.bakerfuneralservice.com
Published on September 18, 2017
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