June 16, 1955 - April 14, 2022
Barbara (Barb) Ann (Rexroad) Porter, age 66, of Port Orchard, WA formerly of Springfield, IL passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at St. Anthony Hospital in Gig Harbor, WA. Barb was born on June 16, 1955 in Springfield, IL to Harold and Peggy (LaFaver) Rexroad. Barb married Donald L. Porter on October 13, 1979. Barb was proceeded in death by her parents, husband Don, brother Harold and two grandchildren Grayson and Emmy. Barb is survived by her children; Benjamin (Melody) Porter of Chehalis, WA, Aaron (Lindsey) Porter of Chehalis, WA, Justin Porter, Marshall Porter, Wade Porter, Pam Porter and Rose Porter. Siblings Dave Rexroad of Springfield, IL, Tom (Gail) Rexroad of Dawson, IL, Randy Rexroad of Springfield, IL, Ron Rexroad of Dallas, TX and Becky (Mark) Havrilka of Long Grove, IL., and several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friend of many years Shari Gasper Willson. Barb was “Oma” to 16 grandchildren she would have said that she was “definitely Blessed” and loved having her arms and lap filled with each of them. Barb also adored her four-legged friends; Kali her Yorkshire Terrier and two cats Sadie and Luna. Barb was a Licensed Practical Nurse working for Pediatrician “Dr. Ann” Pearson in Springfield, IL later working at Memorial Medical Center in the Newborn Nursery/Mother-Baby Unit for many years. Barb could rock a baby to sleep like no other, she had such a gentle touch that would leave parents astounded. Barb was a caregiver to many over the years but taking care of her mother for multiple years was an honor that she embraced. Barb was an amazing craftswoman. There wasn’t anything she couldn’t do behind the pedal of a sewing machine, she would design without patterns and accomplish the most beautiful works of art. Her most recent project was making Mooring Covers for sailboats which she helped to design for clients specific to their boats. Most importantly Barb was a follower of Christ, she became a Born-again Christian at an early age and walked in the ways of Jesus. Cremation Services were provided by Rill’s Life Tribute Center, Port Orchard, WA with Interment of ashes at Sunset Lane Memorial Park next to her loving husband of twenty-two years. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 11:00 am, family will greet visitors starting at 10:00 am until the time of service at Calvary Church, 1730 W. Jefferson Street in Springfield, IL with Rev. Dawn Stuemke officiating. A luncheon will be held in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the service.
Barbara (Barb) Ann (Rexroad) Porter, age 66, of Port Orchard, WA formerly of Springfield, IL passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at St. Anthony Hospital in Gig Harbor, WA. Barb was born on June 16, 1955 in Springfield, IL to Harold and... View Obituary & Service Information
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