Our loving mother, Edna Pauline Porter, RN, passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Monongalia General Hospital, at the age of 94.
Pauline was born April 28, 1923 at Campbells Run, Metz, WV as the oldest daughter of the late Jimmie and Ada Haught Smith.
Pauline attended school in the one-room schoolhouse at Campbells Run. She then graduated with the Class of 1943 at Mannington High School. After graduation, she went to the Nurse Cadet Core Training at Fairmont General Hospital. She graduated as a registered nurse with the Class of 1946. She was one of the cadets called in to work at the hospital when the 1945 Shinnston Tornado occurred. She was Dr. D. D. Hamilton’s nurse for several years.
Pauline and her late husband, Ray Porter, had Ray’s TV Sales and Service in Mannington for years.
Pauline was baptized at the Mannington Church of Christ and attended the Pricetown Church of Christ while she was able.
Left to cherish her are her daughters, Dollie ( the late Gary “Pedro”) Tustin, Doretta “Dee” (Dave) Bonnell, Darla Porter Wilson and friend Rudy Banick, Jr. , all of Mannington.
After raising five daughters, Pauline was blessed with six grandsons, Gary Ray, Jamie and Michael (Crystal) Tustin, Andy, Matt and Luke Bonnell. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Pauline “Siddie” was the loving sister to Giulia Ice, Geneva Jones, and John (Margaret) Smith, all of Mannington. Sister-in-law to Jack (Eva) Porter, of Moundsville and Barbara Michael, of Mannington.
Pauline was preceded in death by her husband, William Ray Porter and her two oldest daughters, Draunda Sue and Deborah Rae Porter. She had cared for her disabled daughter, Sue at home for 62 years. She was also preceded in death by two infant grandchildren.
The family would like to give special thanks to her two home nurses, Judy Morgan, RN and Glenna Shock, RN.
Friends and family will be received at Masters Funeral Home, 209 Main Street, Mannington on Monday, September 18, 2017 from 2-9 pm. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 1:00 pm with Pastor Harry Holbert Officiating. Burial will follow at the Huey-Thorne Cemetery. On-line condolences may be left for the family at www.mastersfuneralhomewv.com
Dee, I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot express how deep my sympathy is for you and your family. I wish I could be there to give you a hug. My love and prayers to you, your sisters and the grandchildren. You are such a blessing to all of us.
Wilda and Eugene
Dee, I never met your Mom. Nor did I know about all of your sisters. She served the Lord with such a large and loving family. She fought a long hard battle and is now resting with God. Sincerest prayers and consolation for you and the family.
My BFF Darla, Dolly, Dee & Families,
I am so very sorry for the loss of your Mom. Praying for peace and comfort in the coming days ahead.
Love you all,
So sorry for the loss of your precious Mother. We have so many fond memories of our family get-togethers. She was a sweet, sweet lady.
We are so sorry. Our deepest sympathy and love being sent your way. Prayers for all. Love, Wolfe Family
So very sorry to read of the death of Edna. She was a very remarkable lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dear Dollie and family,
Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
So very sorry for your loss.
Sincerely, Jan Laskarin
Thinking of you--