Margaret Louise Porter, 70, of Taylorville, IL died at 8:57 am Friday, January 2, 2015 at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield.

 She was born January 7, 1944 in Taylorville, IL the daughter of Ernest and Selma McIntosh Turner.  On January 18, 1966 she married Clifford Allen Porter in Cleveland, OH. He preceded her in death on May 26, 1997.  Margaret retired in 2004 as a Respiratory Therapist at St. John’s Hospital.  She was very family oriented and enjoyed doing crafts.  She was a member of Grace Memorial Church in Edinburg.

 Surviving are her children: Patrick J. Porter of Decatur, IL and Kristina Mercer and husband Glynn of S. Roxanna, IL; Granddaughter: Kristal Price and husband Anthony of Morrisonville; Great Grandchild: Gage Price of Morrisonville; 2 sisters: Mary Porter of Taylorville and Jean Steele of Palmer.  There are several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and 5 Brothers: Leroy Turner, Jerry Turner, Pat Turner, Sam Turner and Kenny Turner.

Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, January 6 at McClure Funeral Home, Taylorville. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Monday at McClure Funeral Home, Taylorville.

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