Mary Frances Porter
Mary Frances Porter, 95, of Martinsville, passed away at 12:44 p.m. on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at The Hearth at Stones Crossing in Greenwood. She was born on October 29, 1922 in North Vernon, the daughter of Alfred & Bessie Jane (Ray) Hooker. Mary was a member of the Westport Baptist Church and had resided in Westport, Osgood, and Greensburg. She graduated from North Vernon High School and taught Head Start in Ripley County and had also been a receptionist for Dr. E.A. Porter. She enjoyed basketball and sports. She married David Hite Porter on December 7, 1941 in Westport, and he preceded her in death on July 22, 2013. Survivors include her sons, Dr. David Porter, II of Martinsville; Patrick Porter of Charlotte, North Carolina; her sister, Betty Kasting of Indianapolis; 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her brothers, Harold, Harry and Billy Hooker; her sisters, Marie Betzler and Marjorie Hutton. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Bass & Gasper Funeral Home in Westport, with Pastor Jon Porter officiating. Burial will follow at Union Baptist Cemetery. The family will receive visitors on Saturday, September 1, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Indiana High School Basketball Hall of Fame Museum. Online condolences can be made to the family at
Published on August 27, 2018


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